Worlds smallest artificial heart saved the life of a baby
It's amazing how medical advances happen and get achievements, thanks to them, saving the lives of people who previously would not have survived. The world's smallest artificial heart saved the life of a baby in Italy. Physicians of Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome who have managed to successfully implement the world's smallest artificial heart (that is 11 grams) to a baby of 16 months. Thus the child has managed to stay alive for 13 days until a donor was found for a transplant.
The operation took place last month but has not been made public until this week and most importantly, the baby, whose identity has remained anonymous.
The child suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, a disease that affects the heart muscle gradually and weakens the heart, stopping its ability to pump blood effectively.
The world's smallest artificial heart was developed by an American doctor, a technological marvel that had previously only been tested on animals. Congratulations to the family and doctors who have made this feat possible.