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Frontpage News 2011 Norwegian Foreign Minister Støre visits hospital project in Lithuania

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Støre visits hospital project in Lithuania

Lithuania's leading cardiac hospital has partnered with Norway to provide quality health services to children suffering from congenital heart diseases. On 8 March, the Norwegian Foreign Minister visited Vilinus University Hospital.

Each year 300 children are born with heart defects throughout Lithuania, of which 200 come to the Vilnius University Hospital for surgical treatment. Operations performed at the hospital include rare procedures such as removal of heart tumours, heart transplantations, and correction of severe and complex heart defects. Half of the procedures are performed on children less than one year old.

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