Doctors Save Life of Toddler After They Implant Him With the World's Smallest Artificial Heart, Bambino Gesu Hospital Reveals
5/25/2012 7:54:12 AM
Doctors have saved the life of a 16-month-old boy after they implanted him with the world's smallest artificial heart.
The device, which only weighed 11grams, kept the toddler alive until a donor organ was found. The boy had the operation at Rome's Bambino Gesu hospital last month and had the implant for 13 days before he had a transplant. He is now doing well.