The story of a men in Italy he has traveled around the world after he got married, thinking that he was going to die; however, hours later, she received the heart that gave him back the opportunity to be with his partner and their newborn daughter.
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It was last June that a 47 year old man He was admitted to the hospital for a left ventricular infarction, which is why he received initial treatment and was later transferred to the intensive care unit. Despite the medical procedure, the patient’s clinical condition worsened, so a mechanical circulatory support system (ECMO).
The ECMO it worked correctly, but a problem in the coagulation therapy forced extreme measures: urgently request a new heartso the man was placed on the national emergency transplant list.
Due to the doubts that he generated knowing if he would receive a new heart and fearing his deaththe man proposed to his partner still hospitalized. The union was made official by the Turin Civil Registry; Her daughter, barely two months old, was present at the event, reported the media The stamp.
Despite the wedding being held, the atmosphere could not be festive due to the health context in which the man was; however, the situation changed in a matter of hours, as the National Transplant Center notified that there was a compatible donorso preparations for the operation began.
Medical services had to travel from Turin a Naples, where he was donor, and back, to be able to transfer the new heart; just 12 hours after the wedding, the transplant was performed; the operation lasted seven hours.
After obtaining a new heart, the patient returned to the intensive care unit and without the need for ECMO, to later be extubated and woken up, in what has been classified as the rebirth of a man and his family.