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Docs freeze baby to save its life

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.

world 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.