Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pendulum heart cured by spine op (UK)

A teenage girl whose heart was pushed to the wrong side of her body by a rare spine deformity has been cured by surgery. Koryn McFadden, an 18-year-old nursery nurse from Corby, Northants, had scoliosis, a curvature of the spine. The defect produced a pendulum effect where her heart was pushed three inches to the right. Surgeons at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham say her heart should now stay in place following her operation - BBC

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