28/06/2007

Baby Zoe has heart transplant

The baby girl at the top of the heart transplant list has received a donor heart.

At just 18-months-old Zoe Chambers from Hull had already suffered six heart attacks due to a narrow heart valve.

Doctors at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle say that the transplant operation went well and Zoe is in a stable condition.

She had been given just weeks to live unless she received a heart transplant. Prior to the transplant her condition had been deteriorating as she had suffered repeated infections.

It is not known where the heart was found, but as she was at the top of the European heart transplant list, the donor could have been in any country in Europe.

(SP/JM)

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