Sheroq's Heart Surgery


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Sheroq
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10
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Gaza

A Father's Heart Revealed

Posted on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 15:05 by Justina

For the first four years of her life, Sheroq appeared to be a normal, healthy child. It wasn't until a check up at the European Hospital that her doctor noticed a problem and sent her to a local cardiac pediatrician. After an echocardiogram, it turned out that Sheroq had a heart condition known as coarctation of the aorta.

A coarctation is caused by a narrowing of the aorta. This can affect the body's blood circulation, since the left side of the heart will have to work harder to pump blood through the narrowed aorta. Sometimes the narrowing is minor and may not even cause symptoms. Or in Sheroq