The FDA officially announced today that they have decided to approve a temporary heart device which can be used to save hundreds of children and infant lives in hospitals around the country. The device is meant to function as a replacement heart for a short time period while young patients are waiting on a transplant and it is the first of its kind to be approved for use.
The device, called a “Berlin Heart” has been in development and testing for quite some time and it is great news to see that it has finally been approved for real world usage. The device functions just as expected and desired according to the FDA and when used it will more than likely save lives. This is simply great news all around, especially for anyone waiting for a transplant, especially since the wait time can be so long in many cases.
According to reports there are at least 100 children in the United States that have already received the device in testing and thus far they have all been successful. Further testing and research will be conducted but for now the FDA is very happy with the results which is why they decided to approve the device for full time usage by hospitals around the country. For anyone with young children waiting on a much needed heart transplant, this is absolutely great news as it could very easily save a life.