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Clinic celebrates performance of first open heart surgery


First Cardiology Consultants, a private firm established with the goal of reducing the number of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical services, has celebrated its first successful open heart surgery.

Speaking at a press briefing to mark the first successful open heart surgery at its clinic in Lagos, one of the surgeons at the clinic, Dr. Kofo Ogunyankin said the clinic is now well equipped with medical facilities and experienced personnel to serve Nigerians better in terms of heart surgery and treatments.

Ogunyankin stated that heart attack is caused by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, chest pains, living unhealthy lifestyle and eating of junk foods, among others.


“Heart failure means the heart has becomes very weak and could not carry out its functions properly. So avoiding smoking and excessive alcoholic intake will help the heart.

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