Baby with protruding heart dies


The 22-day-old baby suffered from a very rare congenital anomaly called Ectopia Cordis — a birth defect wherein the heart is abnormally located. It protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum. After undergoing a surgery on September 3 wherein doctors had successfully put his protruding heart inside, he was shifted to ICU. His condition had been stable but critical. “The baby had developed pneumonia and suffered multiple organ failure,” a doctor said. According to  surgeons, till now, nobody with such a condition had survived for so many days like this baby had.

Born on August 26 , this newborn was brought to hospital by his father, Chandar Majhi, who hails from Bihar. Ectopia cordis is a type of disorder which occurs in five to nine cases per million births and the mortality rate is very high.

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