Surgeons Perform Open-Heart Surgery on 100-Year-Old Patient
ROME – Italian doctors performed a life-saving, open-heart procedure on a 100-year-old patient, a former doctor himself, ANSA news agency reported.
Florence medical experts said the procedure had never before been used on a patient his age.
The operation involved the implantation of an artery-widening balloon and three stents and was performed at the Tuscan capital's Careggi Hospital, ANSA said.
The patient was a former urologist who practiced medicine until he was 80.