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Man is born with his heart in his abdomen

August 23, 2013 | Comment icon 12 comments



Image Credit: Patrick J. Lynch
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 | Comments (12)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #3 Posted by MissMelsWell 9 years ago
Something strange in this story... the article says he's a factory worker, but it also says he's spent the majority of his life laying down because when he stands up, he can't breathe and turns blue. What factory job allows you to work laying down? Weird.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Eldorado 9 years ago
What factory job allows you to work laying down? Weird. Manager. (lol)
Comment icon #5 Posted by brlesq1 9 years ago
What this poor man went through. I'm glad he made it, though.
Comment icon #6 Posted by SkepticalB 9 years ago
They say the quickest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. This is a bit too literal, china
Comment icon #7 Posted by rachelkleypassparrow 9 years ago
My husband recently had a triple heart by-pass plus one. I know what an ordeal it was for my husband. My heart and prayers go out to him and his family.
Comment icon #8 Posted by Scuzzy 9 years ago
Where are the 'After' photos ?
Comment icon #9 Posted by chiphead 9 years ago
I think the real story here might be that "A man was born..." Geez, got help his mother pushing that out
Comment icon #10 Posted by highdesert50 9 years ago
While it is sad that he waited so precariously into adulthood, it is indeed gratifying to read there are wonderfully generous people in the world willing to help others. Altruism still reigns.
Comment icon #11 Posted by Labobio 9 years ago
Its great that people can help..they wear their heart on their sleeve...I guess u could say
Comment icon #12 Posted by Emeraldgemheart 9 years ago
I'm glad he's OK now.


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