New world record: Heart surgery on 100-year-old man

Rome: Italy has set a new world record in the field of medical science with an open-heart surgery on a 100-year-old man, a media report said.

Medical experts from Florence city`s Careggi Hospital carried out the surgery using the implantation of an artery-widening balloon and three stents or expandable tubes.

The unnamed patient - a former doctor - was saved with a procedure never used before on a person of his age, Xinhua reported citing the country`s ANSA news agency.

The patient, an ex-urologist born in February 1911, was said to be "doing well".