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Baby with heart outside chest survives for 7 hours

16 Dec 2021 - 12:00
16 Dec 2021 - 12:00

KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): A baby boy with his heart outside his body was born in the Imam Sahib district of northern Kunduz province, an official said on Thursday.

Dr. Ahmad Reshad Amini, director of the 50-bed hospital, told Pajhwok Afghan News the baby, whose hear was located outside his chest, was born on December 11.

He said the infant was in unstable condition right after his birth, struggling with serious respiratory issues.

The baby died seven hours after birth, according to Dr. Amini, who said the case was called ectopia cordis in medical terms. In a million babies, three to four are born with ectopia cordis.

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