Alex was born in 2017 with a rare heart disease called “Tetralogy of Fallot”, which condemned him to death. In addition, he had serious pulmonary pathologies.
Now Alex is just over a year old, and he is perfectly healthy.
He is alive thanks to Dr. Fabio Cuttone and his professionalism. He did the impossible and gave Alex a healthy future. Dr. Fabio Cuttone operates on in the children's department of Toulouse University Hospital that was rated the best hospital in France in August.
From the birth of the baby, Dr. Cuttone had to take a quick decision to save the child. Just three days after the birth, Fabio Cuttone operated on the baby - he occupied the left artery of the newborn. This surgery allowed Alex to live but did not cure the pathology.
According to France Bleu, 7 months after the first surgery the doctor decided to perform another surgery. Instead of using stents and prostheses, Dr. Cuttone resorted to a rotation conotroncale. This type of surgery had never been performed on a patient with Tetralogy of Fallot before. The intervention lasted for two and a half hours, during which Dr. Cuttone and his medical team turned Alex's heart 180 degrees and placed it into the correct position.
After two weeks of hospitalization, Alex returned home.
Now everything is ok with the baby. The only thing that is required is to see the doctor every month.
“It was a unique and very risky surgery, but we focused on the long-term result and gave the child a healthy heart”, says Dr. Cuttone.
Source of the pictures and text BFMTV