Tiarna Middleton
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Gateshead baby 'youngest in the world' to get artificial heart

A 12-day-old girl has become the youngest in the world to be fitted with a mechanical "Berlin" heart, doctors have said.

Tiarna Middleton, from Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, was born on 22 May but her coronary arteries had failed to form.

She is being kept alive at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle until a donor heart becomes available.

Sharuna Sagar reports.

  • 05 Jun 2014
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