A 3 month-old baby from Dhule district in Maharashtra was born with a hole in his heart. He even survived after his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes.
According to a leading daily, the baby lost his heartbeat a day after an operation was done on him. However, the baby’s heart stabilized after it was attached to a mechanical circulatory support system.
The doctors took around 26 hours to complete the procedure for the heart to start beating normally. With the help of the several modern equipments and a well-qualified team, the child was finally fit and could lead a natural life. The baby hails from an underprivileged family whose skin became blue soon after his birth. However, the doctors said that such babies are born with the limited capacity of the heart to pump fresh blood in the body. They are called as blue babies due to very low levels of oxygen in the blood.