Cardiac surgeons of the Voronezh Regional Clinical Hospital № 1 performed surgery on a baby’s heart. At the time of the surgery, the baby was only 23 days old, the press service of the Department of Health Care announced on Wednesday, July 8.

The boy was born in late April with combined heart disease. Due to the epidemiological situation, the child could not be delivered to Moscow. This is why the local doctors decided to conduct the surgery themselves. It lasted four hours and involved doctors.

The recovery period did not go easy for the newborn. Now the patient is already at home, feeling good. He has yet to undergo rehabilitation.

In April, a heart transplant was performed at the Cardiac Surgery Center of the Voronezh Regional Clinical Hospital № 1 for the first time in the history of the region. Only 16 regions of the country can boast of such an achievement.