The Canadian Press

2009-05-08 | Fetal Heart Surgery

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It was called a Canadian first. Toronto doctors successfully performed a heart procedure May 8th on a fetus inside the womb. A team of doctors at the Hospital for Sick Children and Mount Sinai Hospital expanded one of the baby girl's heart valves using a balloon catheter. Parents Vicki and Ian McKenzie of Gatineau, Quebec were thrilled. (The procedure prevented Baby Oceane's (OH'-see-annz) heart from failing prior to birth.)

Date: 2009-05-08
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

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