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Healthy living with FV seminar: New options for treatment for vascular diseases in middle-aged patients

Amidst the exciting and joyful atmosphere of Tết in early 2014, FV Hospital organised a public seminar themed TREATMENT FOR VASCULAR DISEASES IN MIDDLE-AGED PATIENTS at 9.00 a.m. on Saturday, 11 January 2014, at Norfork Hotel on Le Thanh Ton Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The public seminar was attended by members of the local community and representatives of news agencies such as The Voice of Ho Chi Minh City People and Sai Gon Entrepreneur Newspaper.

At the seminar, Prof. Jean-Baptiste Ricco – the president of the European Society for Vascular Surgery and head of Vascular Surgery at University Hospital Jean Bernard, Poitiers, France -gave a presentation on the prevention, early detection and treatment of the following vascular diseases:

Arterial occlusion of the lower extremities: This condition refers to intermittent claudication, i.e. a blockage in the arteries of the leg, which causes pain when walking a short distance, is relieved by resting for a few minutes and then recurs when walking is continued. In its later stages, patients’ legs or lower limbs suffer from persistent and continuous pain which isn’t relieved at rest; the condition can lead to the failure of healing and the black discoloration of toes (gangrene).

External cranial carotid artery stenosis: This condition refers to a sudden lack of blood supply to the brain with symptoms such as sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the body; sudden loss of sight in one eye; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech but full recovery after several minutes or within a day; a mild stroke causing body weakness or paralysis followed by partial recovery.

Thoracic & abdominal aortic aneurysm

Diabeticfootulcers causing the failure of the wound healing process.

After his presentation of each condition, many questions were raised by attendees, all of which were answered enthusiastically by Prof. Ricco.

FV Hospital will continue to prepare more Healthy Living with FV public talks to empower the local community with the latest information and medical knowledge related to various aspects of health and healthcare. To find our more about these seminars and register to attend, keep visiting our website www.fvhospital.com or Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SongKhoeCungFV.