Advance technology in health sciences is importantly participating in saving and improving human lives. Heart transplant is the worst thing one can expect but thanks that at least we do have. In Italy, doctors saved a 16-month-old baby suffering from dilated myocardiopathy and was needed a heart transplant. The baby was kept alive with an artificial heart at Bambino Gesu’ Hospital in Rome before actual heart transplant. The artificial heart is declared world’s smallest artificial heart.
In the above picture you can see an Italian heart surgeon holding the smallest titanium pump. This smallest artificial heart was implanted in a 16-month-old baby last month and he was kept alive for 13 day with artificial heart.
The smallest artificial heart weighs only 11 grams and capable to handle blood flow of 1.5 liters/minute. For adults, the artificial heart weighs 900 grams.
Surgeon Antonio Amodeo said, “This is a milestone.”