Heart transplant of Six-day-old baby in US

A six-day old premature baby has become the youngest infant to receive a heart transplant at a US hospital, doctors and her proud parents said on 12-02-2015 Thursday.

A six-day-old baby has youngest US heart transplant

Baby Oliver Crawford underwent the operation at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Arizona after being born seven weeks ahead of schedule with a heart defect which meant her parents didn’t expect him to survive.

“The doctors had very little hope that he would survive the pregnancy, and when our water broke at 33 weeks, we were prepared to deliver a still born baby,” said Caylyn Otto, the infant’s mother. Read more news: Youngest heart transplant