Amazing: His heart was beating outside of his ribcage and a slight bump could kill him!

An 18-year old teenager named Arpit Gohil is suffering from a very rare condition called ectopia cordis, wherein the heart is beating outside his ribcage and is just protected by a very thin layer of skin. Doctors told his family that a slight bump could actually kill him—but he miraculously survived until this day. heart was beating outside of his ribcage 4 Amazing: His heart was beating outside of his ribcage and a slight bump could kill him! Known as Pentalogy of Cantrell, the rare condition affects foetus development and causes babies to be born with vital organs on the outside of their bodies. Most children with the condition would be treated with kid gloves, wrapped in cotton wool and refrain from unnecessary risks. heart was beating outside of his ribcage 3 Amazing: His heart was beating outside of his ribcage and a slight bump could kill him! But for Arpit, who was born with the most serious form of the disorder known as ‘ectopia cordis’ of which there are just 165 known cases, is no ordinary man. Growing up, he appeared like any other boy, climbing trees and driving a tractor on his father’s farm 40km from Ahmedabad, in Gujarat state, India. heart was beating outside of his ribcage 2 Amazing: His heart was beating outside of his ribcage and a slight bump could kill him! Now called a ‘medical miracle’ Arpit lives a very active live. Known as Pentalogy of Cantrell, the rare condition affects fetus development and causes babies to be born with vital organs (such as the heart or intestines) on the outside of their bodies. In Aprit’s case, it was his heart that was affected. “I don’t have any problems, and have got used to living with the condition now. I can do everything like a normal person and don’t have any trouble with my jobs on the farm, whether it be tilling the land, driving a tractor or riding a bike,” Arpit proudly says. Now Arpit is considering having an operation to move his heart into its correct position after reading of a similar case of a girl in China. Hopefully all goes well, and he wouldn’t be too scared to move about anymore. This condition is believed to occur in 5.5 out of one million infants. Is this story amazed you? Share it now with your friends and love ones for them to inform too. Source: http://www.viral4real.com/heart-beating-outside-of-his-ribcage/

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