World's first op on precociously aged heart in Rome

Baku, February 7, AZERTAC

The world's first operation to repair a precociously aged heart took place at Rome's San Camillo Hospital last week, sources said on Monday, according to ANSA.

The subject of the op was Sammy Basso, who has raised awareness about his condition, progeria, an extremely rare genetic disorder in which symptoms resembling aspects of aging are manifested at a very early age.

Head surgeon Professor Francesco Musumeci said Basso "was operated on a week ago, he will be discharged tomorrow and is in excellent condition".

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