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    Ectopia Cordis
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    An_262499 posted:
    My husband and I are 10 weeks pregnant, but at an ultrasound performed a week ago, the Dr informed us that there is an 80% chance our baby will be diagnosed with ectopia cordis. From what I understand, this is an exceptionally rare heart condition where the heart develops either outside the body, or without a chest wall to protect it, making it "incompatible with life outside the womb". We are now very anxiously awaiting a follow up ultrasound next week when they expect to be able to tell us for sure. Shortly before this pregnancy I suffered an early miscarriage although the Dr says the two are unrelated.

    If anyone knows anything about this condition, or has had any experience with this, I would really appreciate it. Thank you.


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