Friday, 23 August 2013

Huang Rongming: The Man Born With His Heart In His Abdomen

One just can’t finish 
hearing of diverse things. One minute, you think you’ve seen it all but the very next minute, you see something that makes you feel like you have not seen anything at all your whole life.

Or howelse will you describe a man with a heart in his abdomen?(See Pictures after the jump)

Huang Rongming, hails from Henan province in China and has lived his entire life with a heart protruding from his abdomen. He’s been living with the rare condition for 24 years until a doctor told him his condition was rapidly deteriorating and that he required urgent surgery.

When Mr Rongming was born, doctors did not think he would survive, as his protruding heart had defects and was vulnerable to injury. Mr Rongming's parents admitted they were anxious when he was a little boy and said that he was not allowed to play with other children for fear that he would have an accident and die. As farmers they could not afford for him to have surgery.
The condition often left the factory worker blue and breathless so he spent much of his 24 years lying down to make sure blood flowed around his body

As he grew older miraculously, he picked up a job as a factory worker but the condition always left him breathless and blue which made him lie down for a better part of his 24 years to allow blood flow through his entire body.

Mr Rongming

Mr Rongming's heart could clearly be seen pumping underneath a thin layer of skin and bulging out from his upper belly.

A very pathetic story indeed.

Earlier this year he sought treatment at Wuhan Union Hospital. His doctor, Dong Nianguo, a cardiac surgeon at the hospital, was astonished that he was still alive.

Tests showed Huang's condition was deteriorating rapidly, and he needed immediate surgery, which could cost about 200,000 yuan.

Huang's story attracted considerable media coverage and within six days of his story being reported, he received all the money he needed from kind readers.

The surgery lasted more than 10 hours and was entirely successful. His abdomen is now flat and his heart defect fixed.

Mr Rongming said: 'I am now normal, thanks to the many kind souls'

Congenital heart displacement i hear is incredibly rare and occurs in just five babies out of every million born. Most patients die soon after birth.
God save this generation

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