Ectopia Cordis- Heart Outside Chest
Ectopia Cordis is one of the rare disorders or defects that affects about eight in every one million births. Ectopia Cordis is a congenital malformation in which the heart located abnormally either in the abdominal cavity, neck or outside the chest. Babies with Ectopia Cordis have good chances of survival if the doctors needs suitable condition of the baby to perform surgery and relocate the heart.
Ectopia Cordis Cases: There have been many cases in which babies were born with their heart outside the chest. Most recent case of ectopic cords syndrome, on March 2015, a baby girl was born in India with her heart outside her body. She had a rare condition called “ectopia cordis”.