MORE than 100 specialist heart surgeries have been performed on children at Malaga’s Maternity Hospital in the last year.

A total of 102 extracorporeal surgeries were carried out at the hospital.

SURGICAL PRECISION: High survival rate in Malaga heart operations
SURGICAL PRECISION: High survival rate in Malaga heart operations

And the success rate at Malaga’s hospital has been very high, with a death rate of just 1.3% – well below the worldwide average of 5%.

The surgery is performed outside the body, when the heart is stopped and emptied of blood, before being restarted.