Heart Transplant Saves 13-Year-Old’s Life On Shushan Purim


On Friday, Shushan Purim, Shalom Dov Ber Yona, a 13-year-old from Arad, underwent a heart transplant surgery at the Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Clalit.

The surgery was performed by Prof. Dan Aravot, director of the breast and cardiac surgery department at Beilinson and Schneider, Dr. George Frenkel, director of the cardiac surgery unit at Schneider Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Yaakov Katz, director of the anesthesiology department and the operating room at Schneider Children’s Hospital.

The boy is recovering from the operation at the Schneider Children’s Intensive Care Unit, headed by Prof. Ovadi Dagan. He is in stable condition. The follow-up treatments are being performed by Dr. Nili Zucker, a senior physician at the Heart Institute at Schneider Children’s Hospital, headed by Dr. Einat Birk.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.



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