Mini artificial heart saves three-year-old (2)

Special authorization obtained by Rome's Bambino Gesù hospital

Mini artificial heart saves three-year-old (2)

Rome, April 23 - Doctors at Rome's Bambino Gesù have used a 'mini artificial heart' to save the life of a three-year-old girl, sources said Monday. The Vatican-owned hospital had to obtain extraordinary authorization to use a 15mm ventricular-assistance device that is about to undergo clinical tests in the United States. The child suffers from dilated cardiomyopathy and is on a waiting list for a heart transplant. She is in a good condition after having surgery on February 2. It is the second operation of its kind in the world after one conducted in 2012, also by the Holy See hospital.

Lascia il tuo commento

Condividi le tue opinioni su Gazzetta del Sud online

Caratteri rimanenti: 400

Le altre notizie

i più letti di oggi

Domani i funerali di Marta Danisi

Oggi i funerali di Marta Danisi

di Rosario Pasciuto