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Baby with 'back to front heart' stuns doctors by making miracle recovery

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posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 01:56 AM
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A miracle newborn given a tiny chance of survival after being born with a 'back to front heart' has amazed medics after the organ healed by itself. Brave Oscar Tasker was born with a rare condition where some of his main arteries are the wrong way round, starving his body of oxygen.

The alb 9oz newborn was so fragile his mother Lois was told not to hold him, as the slightest touch could have triggered a fatal heart attack. The youngster was just 15 weeks old when he underwent two emergency seven-hour operations within 24 hours to correct his one-in-a-hundred condition.

Oscar was given little chance of survival, however, when he suffered a cardiac arrest and the left side of his heart effectively died. Brave Oscar after he underwent his operation. (SWNS) He was rushed to hospital and was on the transplant list for a life-saving organ donation for 100 days. But miraculously, doctors told Oscar's parents the tot's heart had made an almost full recovery and he was fit enough to come home.


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This is amazing, it just goes to show how powerful the human body is when left to it's own devices to fix itself in it's own time




posted on Jul, 16 2013 @ 02:11 AM
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Originally posted by sarahlm



A miracle newborn given a tiny chance of survival after being born with a 'back to front heart' has amazed medics after the organ healed by itself. Brave Oscar Tasker was born with a rare condition where some of his main arteries are the wrong way round, starving his body of oxygen.

The alb 9oz newborn was so fragile his mother Lois was told not to hold him, as the slightest touch could have triggered a fatal heart attack. The youngster was just 15 weeks old when he underwent two emergency seven-hour operations within 24 hours to correct his one-in-a-hundred condition.

Oscar was given little chance of survival, however, when he suffered a cardiac arrest and the left side of his heart effectively died. Brave Oscar after he underwent his operation. (SWNS) He was rushed to hospital and was on the transplant list for a life-saving organ donation for 100 days. But miraculously, doctors told Oscar's parents the tot's heart had made an almost full recovery and he was fit enough to come home.


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This is amazing, it just goes to show how powerful the human body is when left to it's own devices to fix itself in it's own time


Agreed. Never mind 14 hours of surgery, and

Dr Richard Kirk, consultant paediatric cardiologist in charge of Oscar's care, believes time on the artificial 'Berlin Heart' gave the baby's own organ time to recover.


It's a miracle how the human body can heal itself.



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