Docs freeze baby to save its life

  • PTI, London
  • |
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2013 00:45 IST

In a pioneering treatment, UK doctors have given a new lease of life to a baby suffering from a fatal heart condition by 'freezing' his body for four days.

Edward Ives was born with a condition called supra ventricular tachycardia (SVT), which causes the heart to race dangerously fast with just a 5% chance of survival.

The baby survived, thanks to the 'miraculous' treatment at University College London Hospital, in which doctors dropped his core temperature by almost four degrees Centigrade.

 

also read

Malaysian police reveal grim secrets of jungle trafficking camps

blog comments powered by Disqus