Man is born with his heart in his abdomen
August 23, 2013 | 12 comments
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Huang Rongming has undergone surgery to address a very rare case of congenital heart displacement.
The unusual condition saw Huang born with his heart located in front of his stomach, protected from bumps and injuries by nothing but a thin layer of skin. With his heart practically bulging from his abdomen he had to grow up unable to participate in sports or other activities for fear of damaging it. Now thanks to donations following a public appeal, Huang has been able to undergo the surgery he needed to put his heart back in the right place.
"Itís a dream come true," he said. "Iím going to lead a normal life like everyone else." Doctors who examined Huang before his operation were amazed that he'd actually survived this long with a condition where even the slightest bump to his exposed heart could have killed him.
Huang Rongming was born with congenital heart displacement. Doctors at Wuhan Union Hospital did the open-heart surgery after strangers donated more than $30,000.
Source: Daily Mail
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