“A healthy resting heart rate is around 60 beats per minute, and a trip to the doctors confirmed Mr Love had a dangerous abnormality- a hole in his heart that he’d had since birth,” Walsh reports. “His upper lung was also pumping into the wrong atrium of his heart – the right side instead of the left.”
“Standard procedure would have been open heart surgery, but in an Australian-first his surgeon Prof Wilson at the Mater Hospital went off-script,” Walsh reports. “Rather than cutting Mr Love open through his breast bone, his surgeon made a small key hole incision on his right side. He then used a daVinci 3D robot to patch up the hole, cutting the recovery time from 12 weeks to just three.”
“Funnily enough Mr Love is studying robotics at university, and is now an Apple fan for life,” Walsh reports. “‘I don’t think I’d live without one now. I love it for the convenience but also the fact it just picked up something medically that I had no idea about and it potentially saved my life.'”
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