Baby born in Multan having heart outside chest

Wednesday 15 March 2017 a week ago 31   Multan   Print

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Report  Web desk : MULTAN: A baby in Multan was born with his heart outside his chest. The child born was brought to the Lahore Children Complex as facilities in Multan were not at par. Doctors explain that his heart is functioning properly but he will require a surgery to place it inside his body. A surgery will be performed today, and if all goes well the child will live healthy. The child father drives a taxi for a living, and does not have the resources to afford expensive healthcare. The rare disorder is called ectopia cordis in medical terms where the heart is located either partially or totally outside the thorax. It occurs in 5.5–7.9 per million live births. 02