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st year, increasing from 21 surgeries in 2000, the first year he returned to Zhengzhou from Australia, he said.
Cheng hoped the schematic diagrams could make a contribution for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases in the future.
Besides his persistence on drawing the schematic diagrams, he also keeps improving techniques for his surgeries.
He has been using the 8-0 sutures, the most delicate and fine surg
ical stitches for heart surgeries, ever since he came back to the hospital in 2000.
“For the anastomosis (or connection) of tiny coronary blood vessel in heart surgery, th
e 8-0 sutures can maintain better blood flow to the heart compared with other size of threads,” Cheng said.
This is a challenge for a surgeon because he has to be very gentle in the process when co
nnecting the blood vessels of 1.5-2.0mm with this kind of fine sutures, either not too loose or not too tight.
Cheng is one of the five surgeons who use this technique in almost every case of coronary bypass operation in China, according to Dahe Daily.
the percentage of adult smokers to 20 percent by 2030, we have a lot of work to do,” he said.
The biggest obstacle to tobacco control in China is the powerful toba
cco industry, which is one of the biggest tax contributors to the government, he said.
Despite an increasing number of cities having local regulations on tobacco control,
national legislation is still lacking, due to causes including influence from the industry, he said.
“Only a few big cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen h
ave strict tobacco control regulations and law enforcement, but in most areas in China suc
h regulations are absent,” he said. “The prevalence of tobacco has caused serious health conseque
China, with related hashtags getting more than 150 million views on Weibo.
Eunice Yoon, Beijing bureau chief and Inside China host at CNBC Interna
tional, tweeted to Regan that 120 million people viewed a Chinese hashtag that she tran
slated to: “Fox News female anchor challenges debate after being accused by CCTV for being emotional”.
Yoon, incidentally, was a former classmate of Regan’s at Phillips Exeter Academy, a prep school in New Hampshire.
“Seeing the kind of reaction online, I want to say, it’s important for us to have a meaningfu
l discussion to try to understand each other better. I appreciate the opportunity,” Liu wrote on May 24.
Liu has been working at CCTV since 1997, after graduating from Nanjing University’s English studies program.