A new heart valve for Fatima thanks to A.N.G.E.L.S.

Una valvola cardiaca nuova per Fatima grazie ad A.N.G.E.L.SThe Angels bring a gift for Christmas two new heart valves.

The recipient of the gift was Fatima, a young Moroccan woman arrived in Italy through the efforts of A.N.G.E.L.S Onlus. The young woman underwent surgery in​​to the Policlinico Umberto I, Department "Big Heart and blood vessels", directed by prof. Charles Gaudio, on Thursday, December 10th: this is the first caridac surgery, result of collaboration between the non-profit organization A.N.G.E.L.S, Policlinico Umberto I and the University of Rome "La Sapienza". This procedure is in fact the beginning of a humanitarian program designed for surgical treatment of children and young people from countries afflicted by war. This important collaboration was made ​​possible thanks to an agreement, signed between the Benedetta Paravia, A.N.G.E.L.S spokesman and the Director General of the Policlinico Umberto I Ubaldo Montaguti, which consists of 4 beds per year reserved for children and young people in care in Rome with commitment of the Association. The intervention, a double valve replacement (mitral and aortic), lasted a total of 4 hours, was performed by the team composed by Prof. Fabio Miraldi, by Dr. Anthony Barrett and Prof. Giacomo Frati. The mild anesthetic management intervention, which was performed with the aid of extracorporeal circulation, as well as subsequent treatment in intensive care were conducted by Dr. Massimo Pacilli and Prof. Luigi Tritapepe, Director of the Division of Cardio-Anesthesia . Fatima is currently in good condition and has already begun a program of cardiac rehabilitation at the UOC directed by Prof. L.R. Shepherd. The young Moroccan patient arrived in Rome thanks to the grandson of Fatima who asked for help to the Spokesperson for Angels, Benedetta Paravia,  who organized the trip for the womand and assistance in Italy.