Italian doctors implant permanent artificial heart
Rome: Doctors in Italy have implanted for the
first time in the world a permanent artificial heart into a
15-year-old boy, Italian news agency ANSA reported on Saturday.
Heart surgeons at Rome`s Bambino Gesu Children`s Hospital
carried out the 10-hour breakthrough operation Thursday,
implanting an artificial heart to be used on a permanent basis
rather than a more common temporary artificial heart.
Usually temporary artificial hearts are used for patients
awaiting a suitable human transplant, but the boy suffered
from an illness that made a long wait impossible.
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