Friday, May 25, 2012

Italy doctors save baby with smallest artificial heart

Baby Saved by Smallest Artificial H …

An artificial heart the size of a pinky finger kept a 16-month-old baby alive … Full Story »Baby Saved by Smallest Artificial Heart

ABC News (RSS)


Italian doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy by implanting the world's smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.
The doctors at Rome's Bambino Gesu hospital said the operation was carried out last month and made public this week. The baby, whose identity has not been disclosed, was kept alive for 13 days before the transplant and is now doing well.