Girl born with heart on wrong side of body prepares for 8th birthday

April 8, 2015 12:59 PM

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Girl born with heart on wrong side of body prepares for 8th birthday

A Romanian girl who was born with her heart located on the wrong side of her body is preparing to celebrate her eighth birthday this summer, Central European News (CEN) reported. The condition had only been seen in 35 babies and only 10 babies had survived before the girl’s birth.

When the 7-year-old was born, her heart was positioned on the right side of her body, and the major vessels connected to the organ were also in the wrong spot, which prompted a need for emergency surgery. Doctors in the Romanian capital of Bucharest turned the family away and predicted the girl, who...

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