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MADRID • The lifetime of a two-month-old Spanish lady was saved by pioneering surgical procedure when docs transplanted a small coronary heart that had stopped beating from a donor with a distinct blood kind, Hospital Gregorio Maranon stated.
“It was twice the magic,” stated Dr Juan Miguel Gil Jaurena, head of youngsters’s cardiac surgical procedure on the Madrid hospital, explaining that such methods didn’t exist for younger youngsters three years in the past and had by no means earlier than been used on a child so small.
The case opens the way in which to saving extra infants who want coronary heart transplants and are too younger to make use of ventricular help units till they get a appropriate donor.
The operation was sophisticated as a result of the donor was at a hospital in a distinct Spanish area and the center had stopped beating for a couple of minutes, requiring a restoration process. The hospital didn’t disclose particulars concerning the donor.
The infant lady, Naiara, had been identified with a congenital coronary heart illness earlier than she was born and weighed solely 3.2kg when the surgical procedure was carried out.
“She is the smallest child we have had for a coronary heart transplant, and 24 hours earlier than the surgical procedure her situation worsened rather a lot. Had she not received a coronary heart (transplant), she would most likely not be right here,” stated Dr Manuela Camino, head of the kids’s cardiac transplant unit. Naiara is recovering on the hospital.
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