First mechanical hearts implanted in Sweden:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Ten Swedish patients suffering from heart complications are to receive mechanical hearts, reports Ronden. The operations, the first of their kind in Sweden, will take place at the Sahlgrenska hospital in Gothenburg and involve the implantation of a small supporting pump into one of the heart's chambers. The mechanical hearts will be introduced as a temporary measure, while the patient awaits a transplant operation. The move has already received approval by the national board of health and welfare (SOS).
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