World’s Tiniest Artificial Heart Saves Bionic Baby’s Life
Doctor’s in Italy have saved a baby’s life by implanting the world’s tiniest artificial heart into a 16 month-old boy’s chest. The miniscule titanium pump is a mere 11 grams (compared with the usual 900 grams) and is able to handle a blood flow of 1.5 liters a minute.
Of course it’s fair to presume that the baby boy will need an upgrade fairly soon or another transplant but for now he’s the world’s youngest bionic boy! A win for science and one that will hopefully save many more tiny lives going forward.
Source – Geekologie