Heart surgery performed on 25-week-old fetus, after surgeons practiced on a grape


Though the article doesn’t mention it I would guess the Da Vinci system was probably used during the procedure?

That is nuts. Just amazing what some doctors can do nowadays.

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Looks like the LA Times page itself has the mistake: it should be CHLA (Childrens Hospital Los Angeles), not CHA (Chicago Housing Authority).

Dr. Ramen Chmait inserted a thin metal tube (he calls it a needle)

Spare me your medical jargon, Doc!


So what was the outcome of the surgery? Was it performed on the fetus of someone who could pay a high fee for the procedure or was it an experiment using the fetus of a low income parent? Inquiring minds want to know.

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