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A pacemaker inserted in a 5-month-old baby weighing 4.5 kg

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22.04.2019

A pacemaker inserted in a 5-month-old baby weighing 4.5 kg

For the first time, a pacemaker was inserted in a 5-month-old baby within the Children’s Cardiac Surgery of the Zan Mitrev Clinic. The baby weighing 4, 5 kg with Down’s syndrome, is successfully recovering after the surgery of the atrioventricular septal defect and is expected to be discharged on home treatment soon.
The first ever pacemaker inserted in such a young child was inserted due to a heart rhythm disorder. The inserted pacemaker is double-ventricular epicardial permanent pacemaker.
The team from the Zan Mitrev Clinic, guided by Vladimir Cadikovski M.D. and Zan Mitrev M.D., in cooperation with Prof. Nikola Gjorgov, inserted the pacemaker in the young patient.