Three times his heart stopped. And three times the doctors of the Ospedale del Mare in Naples revived her, at three o'clock in the morning of the night of last July 22. A miracle that, however, risks proving useless without a US drug that is unobtainable in Italy. The appeal was launched by the mother of a Ukrainian girl suffering from a rare heart syndrome (long QT) of a genetic nature, a pathology that manifests itself due to ventricular arrhythmias, fainting, syncope and that causes sudden death.
The woman's name is Oleksandra Kotsiborska and she is a doctor enrolled in the Order of Naples. The daughter is now better, but without that drug, the efforts of the Neapolitan health workers could prove useless.
"I would like to thank the hospital of the sea in Naples from the bottom of my heart," says Dr. Kotsiborska, "for saving my daughter. The medication she took daily had no effect, and without them she would not be with me now. Now it is under a new therapeutic plan but given the rarity of the syndrome, the requested drug must be imported from the United States because in Italy there is a shortage of the molecule of which it is composed. Help me make it available for my daughter to live."
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