Heart transplantee and child healthy after brith

15-07-2011

A child has been born to a woman with a transplanted heart for the first time in the Czech Republic. Both the baby girl and the mother are in good health, the Czech Press Agency reports. The 30-year-old woman underwent a heart transplant two and a half years ago due to cardiomyopathy, by which the muscle of the heart deteriorates and ceases to function. She had not intended to conceive as she had been warned that pregnancy could endanger her life and also the health of the baby due to the medicines she took. In the end the pregnancy was unplanned. According to her doctors, around a hundred women worldwide with transplanted hearts have given birth.