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Brit Girl, 3, Overcomes 4 Killer Heart Defects

by Kathy Jones on April 26, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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 Brit Girl, 3, Overcomes 4 Killer Heart Defects

Media reports have hailed three-year-old Taylor Rutherford as a miracle girl in Britain, after she made a startling recovery from a major heart operation never before attempted by surgeons.

The little girl was born with four life-threatening heart defects - three holes in her heart, back-to-front heart valves, deformed airways and only one lung.

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Doctors made the critical decision to press ahead with the complex eight-hour procedure in April last year.

Her parents Dave Rutherford and Carol-Anne Richardson, from North Tyneside, call her their 'miracle girl', as one year on, she now shows no signs of her illnesses, reports the Daily Mail.
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When she was born at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary in 2007, Dave and Carol-Anne were told to enjoy what little time they would have with their first daughter.

Taylor's killer defects were revealed in a routine 20-week scan, but her parents ignored doctors' advice to consider a termination.

The youngster's third life-threatening condition was diagnosed as pulmonary stenosis, a narrowing of the pulmonary valve to the pulmonary artery.

Source: ANI
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