Experimental artificial lung saves baby
"As far as we know, it's the first time that it's been done in the world."
- Dr. Cheryl Rockman Greenberg, Children's Hospital spokesperson
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - A baby boy is alive today thanks to a groundbreaking surgical setup pioneered in Winnipeg, doctors said Friday.
In the experimental setup, a dialysis machine was used to reroute Keith's blood through an artificial lung to deliver more oxygen to his body, said Dr. Abhay Divekar, a pediatric cardiologist at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre.