Younis's Heart Surgery


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Younis
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5
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Iraq

The Complicated Heart of Young Younis

Posted on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 22:11 by Awapuhi Dancil

In the case of Tetralogy of Fallot, four separate defects combine into one single problem.  Younis was born with this defect, and now at five years old, he is displaying physical signs of his sickness.  Younis has developed clubbing, which is a condition in which the tips of the fingers may swell or become bulbous.  He also shows some signs of cyanosis, or the appearance of blue or purple coloration of the skin.  Both symptoms are due to a lack of oxygen in his blood, brought on by his defect. After the repair, and in good time, these physical symptoms could disappear. He is a great candidate for surgical repair in Israel, and we eagerly look forward to his arrival

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