Sabato, 20 Ottobre 2018
ROME

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

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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.

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