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Audrena Cardenas was born with an extremely rare medical condition in Houston, Texas, USA. One-third of her heart was outside her chest (Ectopia Cordis) at the time of her birth. After open-heart and reconstruction surgeries, Audrena’s parents were allowed to take their baby doll home after three and a half months. Miracle baby she is!
Only 8 in one million babies are born with Ectopia Cordis, and 90 percent of them fail to survive within 72 hours of birth.
She will be monitored time to time as her heart will also grow with the rest of her body. A few plastic surgeries are also planned to make her body grow as that of a normal baby's.
They created a cavity to fit her tiny heart and covered it with skin taken from other parts of her body.