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North Shore Hospital Surgeon Performs First Pediatric Open-Heart Surgery in Guyana

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Earth Times News: "Great Neck, NY (Vocus) July 16, 2010 -- Sheel Vatsia, MD, a cardiac surgeon from North Shore University Hospital, performed the first-ever pediatric open-heart surgery in Guyana this spring as part of a medical aid mission to the poor South American nation. In all, eight children (varying in age, from one to 11) received life-saving heart surgeries from Dr. Vatsia, during his week-long visit. The children presented with a variety of heart defects that, left untreated, would typically result in death during the first five to 12 years of life.
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