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13 Dec 2017

Miracle’ baby survives after being born with heart outside body

Business Editor

A baby girl has survived after being born with her heart outside her body. Vanellope Hope Wilkins had surgery within an hour of being delivered at the Glenfeld hospital in Leicester – with a team of 50 staff carrying out three operations to replace her heart inside her chest. A warning – this report shows very graphic images of surgical procedures.