15-yr-old boy gets world's first robot heart transplant
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LONDON: A 15-year-old boy has become the world's first child to be implanted with an artificial heart. The unnamed Italian boy had the 10-hour operation last week and was said to be well in intensive care.
As he has the muscle-wasting illness Duchenne's synd rome, he was ineligible for a heart transplant. He was close to death when surgeons decided to save him with the artificial heart.
Antonio Amodeo carried out the operation at Bambino Gesu children's hospital in Rome, the Daily Mail reported.
Officials said the artificial heart is expected to give the boy another 20-25 years of 'normal life'.
Amodeo said the heart is 2.5 inches long and was placed inside the left ventricle and its connection with the ascending aorta.
"The device is an electrically activated hydraulic pump and is entirely located inside the thorax, in order to reduce the risk of infection," he said.
"It is powered through a plug positioned behind the left ear and connected to a battery that the patient holds on a belt and is charged during the night like a mobile phone," Amodeo added.
"This is the first time such a device has been placed in a young child and should give him an improved quality of life even though he is suffering from Duchenne's syndrome," he said.
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ہے دل کے ليے موت مشينوں کي حکومت
احساس مروت کو کچل ديتے ہيں آلات
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Thats great, scientist were become hopeless for creating an artificial heart
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Thats great news. Mankind is advancing so fast expecially in the last 2 decades!
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The adage that ignorance is bliss could not be farther from the truth when seriously put into practical application. Throughout the annals of time, what great accomplishments has ignorance made? What great empires and what marvels of science and technology now bear witness to ignorance's strength and power? That's right, none. Nothing of true worth is achieved without wisdom and knowledge.
The superiority of religious knowledge. This is the knowledge that we should give priority to. All other knowledge will not be of benefit if we do not have this one. First and foremost, comes the knowledge of Allah. Knowing His names and His attributes. Knowing what is expected of us in regard to our servitude to Him, and what mutual rights exist between us.
What about first robot heart transplant. What is benefit of that if heart doesn't know who is his creator. If heart is not correct heart
There are three types of Heart
1. The Correct Heart= that is secure from all the desires that oppose the command of Allah and his prohibition and it is secure from all doubts that contradict what he inform. Just as it is secure from worshipping anything beside Allah and from seeking judgment from any person other than Allah
2. The Dead heart= Opposite to the correct heart containing no life, neither knowing its lord neither worshiping it.
3. The sick Heart= has some life but also have some defect, so it contain love of Allah, faith in him, sincerity and trust towards him from those things that are essential to remain it live. It also contains the love of Vain desires and preferrence for them, despicable morals and manner from those thing that cause it to die, and it continusly wavering between these two conditions.