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The baby whose heart was at risk from crying

24 November 2011
Baby Lucas with mum Aimee


Crying is normal for any baby, but for Aimee and Elliott’s son Lucas, the consequences of crying were far more serious.

Born with the heart condition tetralogy of Fallot, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital warned that the simple act of crying would put extra pressure on Lucas’ heart, reducing the amount of oxygen reaching his organs.

Read Aimee and Elliott’s incredible story in today’s Mirror.