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Toronto Pre-Teen the Youngest Person in Canada to Receive Total Artificial Heart

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

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Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press
A year ago, a twelve-year-old girl became the youngest person in Canada undergo surgery to receive a total artificial heart. The device, which can essentially replace an entire human heart for a limited period of time, has only been used fifty-eight times in Canada to date. After receiving the device and a subsequent heart transplant a few months later, the patient has ongoing challenges but is now able to do many of the activities most kids her age do, including swimming four times a week.

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