A six-year-old girl has had a successful heart transplant in war-torn Ukraine, where the threat of Russian missiles remains constant. Quoting the Heart Institute of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, CNN Told that the surgery was done on Sunday evening in the capital Kiev. The outlet further reported that the operation lasted three hours, during which the girl was given the heart of a four-year-old boy, who was declared brain dead by doctors after suffering from an aneurysm, a bulging blood vessel, or a balloon.
The institute was quoted as saying that this is the first time that a heart transplant surgery has been performed on such a young child. By CNN,
It added, “The operation was also unique in that both the donor and recipient were very young children and the transplant required a great deal of effort from the doctors.”
Earlier, in 2021, a similar medical procedure was performed on a 13-year-old boy from the Volyn region.
Sunday’s surgery was performed by a team of doctors led by Dr. Boris Todurov, Chief Scientist of the Department of Surgical and Minimally Invasive Treatment. CNN It has been said in the report.
According to the outlet, the doctor said in a Facebook post, “The operation went smoothly, the girl was taken out two hours after the operation.”
The Heart Institute released photos of the surgery, showing the mother of the boy standing by the bedside of the girl whose heart was donated.
Oksana Dmitrieva, chair of the Ukrainian parliament’s subcommittee on modern medicine, said, “It is very touching that the mother of the dead boy came to hear her child’s heart beating in the other chest… Seeing this picture brought tears to my eyes.” ” technology and implant development, said on Facebook.
The institute further said that 23 heart transplants have been performed in Ukraine this year amid the war.