How doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 18 December 2012 Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Claire Muse, 31, a computer technician from Newcastle, was told that her unborn daughter had a serious heart defect.

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica Muse just 20 minutes after she was born

A Christmas miracle: Step by dramatic step, how doctors performed open-heart surgery on baby Jessica just 20 minutes after she was born | UPDATED: 03:21 GMT, 18 December 2012 Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy, Claire Muse, 31, a computer technician from Newcastle, was told that her unborn daughter had a serious heart defect.

The heart that healed itself: Mother, 20, avoids transplant thanks to pioneering device

The heart that healed itself: Mother, 20, avoids transplant thanks to pioneering device Mother collapsed 10 days after giving birth after suffering from a weakened heart | UPDATED: 00:58 GMT, 5 May 2012 When Stevie Caffrey collapsed only days after giving birth, doctors warned she would die without a heart transplant.

Running marathons "could permanently damage the heart"

Running marathons “could permanently damage the heart”High-endurance activities can scar right ventricleIncreased risk of reduced performance – a cardiac “over-training” syndrome – or arrhythmia Marathon runners such as Paula Radcliffe could be at risk of permanent heart damage Running marathons could cause permanent heart damage, say scientists. A study found that high-endurance activities can lead to scarring of the right ventricle, increasing the risk of health complications