Giovedì, 20 Settembre 2018
ROME

Heart doctors on papal mission to save Syrian children

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Rome, March 14 - A team from Rome's Vatican-owned
Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital is on a mission assigned by Pope
Francis to help 20 Syrian child refugees with serious heart
problems.
The team led by child cardiology department director Fiore
Iorio has just returned from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan,
where they operated in eight children between March 4 and 10.
One of them, a girl called Eman, was just one year old.
"The baby is affected by a series of malformations," said
Iorio.
"Her heart has just one ventricle and two or more operations
are needed to correct the pathology.
"Everything went well (with the the first one) and in a few
years she'll have another operation".
The team will take off soon to operate on the 12 other
children on the waiting list.

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