After a severe heart attack, the 47-year-old Italian decided to marry the mother of his two-month-old daughter in the face of imminent death. 12 hours after the ceremony at the hospital, it turned out that a new heart was waiting for the man. The transplant operation took seven hours and was successful, Italian media reported.
Aware of the impending death, the 47-year-old man, after a severe heart attack, decided to marry in the intensive care unit with the mother of his two-month-old daughter.
The patient was convinced that he was lying on his deathbed, because he would not receive a heart transplant, and therefore in the last hours of his life he decided to fulfill his dream of marrying his partner.
The wedding took place at the cardiac surgery ward, where a representative of the Turin registry office appeared.
Immediately after the wedding, he received a new heart
Balloons with drawn hearts were hung around the patient’s bed, and the bride, instead of flowers, was holding a “bouquet” of blood tubes in her hands – reports the daily “La Repubblica” in its edition from the capital of Piedmont.
12 hours after the wedding, the hospital received information from the national transplant center that Naples had a heart for a man. The transplant operation took seven hours and was successful. “Let this be the beginning of a new happy life together,” said the director of the Citta della Salute Hospital, Giovanni La Valle.
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