We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of Cookies, revised Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
  • 488 views
  • Edit

UK baby born with heart outside her body allowed visits home

2018-09-11 08:02
A British baby who was born with her heart outside her body has been allowed to make visits to her parents' home after months in hospital, the BBC reported on September 10. Vanellope Wilkins was born last November, with medics giving her less than a 10 percent chance of survival. However, after nine months and three operations for the rare condition, she has now begun spending time at the home of her parents, Naomi Findlay and Dean Wilkins, in Bulwell in central England, the BBC said. They have had to recreate the hospital's critical care environment at their house but are hoping she will be able to return home permanently. Vanellope was due to be delivered on Christmas Eve last year but the condition, ectopia cordis, meant she had to be born prematurely by Caesarean section on Nov. 22. Vanellope is believed to be the first baby born with the condition in Britain to have survived. Credit: Reuters