Baby Boy Saved By Worlds Smallest Artificial Heart

Italian doctor Antonio Amodeo saved the life of a 16 month old baby boy by implanting the world's smallest artificial heart to keep the infant alive until a donor was found for a transplant.


Italian heart surgeon Antonio Amodeo holds a tiny titanium pump, the world's smallest artificial heart, which was implanted in a baby, at the Bambino Gesu' Hospital in Rome May 24, 2012. Doctors from Rome's Bambino Gesu' Hospital saved the life of the 16 month old baby in March with the artificial heart, which weighs only 11 grams, before the infant received an organ donation. The baby, whose identity has not been disclosed, was kept alive for 13 days before the transplant and is now doing well.The baby was suffering from dilated myocardiopathy, a heart muscle disease which normally causes stretched or enlarged fibers of the heart.


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