Unique cardiac surgery on a 1 kg (2.5 lbs) infant

April, 20, 2018

A boy was born on the 27th week of pregnancy weighing just 870 g and having two congenital heart diseases – coarctation of the aorta and aortic hypoplasia, the Botallo’s foramen failed to close after birth as well. For a month, doctors in Rivne, Ukraine cared for the infant and then transported the boy to the Heart Institute where the surgery was successfully conducted by a team managed by cardiac surgeon Vasiliy Karpenko and anesthesiologist Iryna Galamai.