World’s First FDA Approved Device for Premature and Newborn Babies with Opening in their Hearts

Each year, nearly sixty thousand premature babies in the United States are born with very low birth weight and one out of five of those children have a life threatening opening in the heart. Anthony Daly, whose baby was born prematurely with a heart defect and needed urgent treatment, joins us in this program along with Dr. Evan Zahn who implanted a device smaller than a pea in Baby Tony’s heart to help him survive his condition.

Dr. Evan Zahn si the Director of the Congenital Heart Program at Cedars-Sinai’s Smidt Heart Institute. Anthony Daly is the father of Baby Tony, who was born prematurely with a heart defect and needed urgent treatment.

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