Baby girl born with her heart outside her chest
The parents of a baby girl who was born with her heart beating outside her chest have made a desperate plea for help so she can receive life-saving surgery abroad.
Little Laraib Zahid was born naturally in in a government-run hospital in Pakistan’s Multan city earlier this month.
According to the SunUK, the tiny tot seems otherwise healthy – she breathes normally and is active – but doctors are baffled as to why her heart is not inside her body.
Her doctors have reassured her parents that her heart is functioning normally, but she urgently needs an operation to place it inside her body.
Mum, Shaista Zahida, 22, had a complication free birth and no one had predicted baby Laraib would be born with such a rare condition called Ectopia Cardis a malformation in which the heart in abnormally placed either partially, or entirely outside the chest.