Surrey girl Muskaan Grewal youngest in world to receive artificial heart

A girl from Surrey has been introduced as the youngest person in the world to get a special type of artificial heart.

Muskaan Grewal was five years old and weighed just 18 kilograms when Edmonton doctors inserted the ventricular-assist device in her chest last September.

Doctors say the previous record belonged to a six-year-old in Germany.

The pump allowed Muskaan to live the normal life of a child and even go to school while she waited on a transplant list.

She then got a new heart last month. She is to return home this weekend and plans to start Grade 2 in the fall.