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2013-10-30 23:01:18

Baby Audrina Cardenas who went under a 6-hour open heart surgery one year ago due to her being born with a rare condition called Ectopia Cordis, celebrated her first birthday in full color. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2013 One year ago today, baby Audrina Cardenas underwent a six-hour open-heart surgery where a team of heart surgeons, plastic surgeons and general surgeons put her heart back into her body. She was born with a rare condition called Ectopia Cordis where one-third of her...

2009-09-17 06:40:40

An infant Indian boy, born with his heart outside his body, died in a New Delhi hospital two weeks after undergoing a rare surgery, doctors said. We have lost him, said cardiothoracic surgeon A.K. Bisoi, who led a team of doctors in performing the surgery on the infant who was born Aug. 25, CNN reported. The condition, known as ectopia cordis, affects only five to eight children in 1 million births, doctors said. An infection that had been brought under control prior to the Sept. 3 procedure...

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2009-09-04 14:01:26

An infant born with his heart outside of his body is reportedly recovering after surgeons completed the process of inserting the heart inside his body on Friday. The 10-day-old boy was born with a rare medical condition known as a complete thoracic ectopia cordis. "We gently placed the heart partly in the heart cavity and partly in the stomach cavity without twisting, kinking or rotating anything," cardiac surgeon A. K. Bisoi told the Hindustan Times newspaper. Over the course of the...

2009-09-04 01:13:22

An Indian surgeon said a 10-day-old baby's heart continued to beat during a lengthy operation Thursday to move it into his chest. A team at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi first had to create a space between the boy's chest and abdomen, CNN reported. Once that was done, his heart, which had dangled outside his chest, was moved inside. A.K. Bisoi, a cardiothoracic surgeon, said the liver and lungs had to be moved. He said the boy will be carefully monitored to make...


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