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Another medical miracle... Doctors kept U.K.’s baby Edward Ives "frozen" for four days in order to slow down his heart rate.
The baby was born with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Those born with this condition have a heartbeat of 300 times per minute which happens to be double the normal rate of 160. Thanks to the doctors at University College London Hospital, the boy, who had a 5 percent chance of survival, looks like he will survive, stated Jezebel.
Doctors sedated the baby by wrapping him in a blanket that was filled with a cooling gel that brought his body temperature to about 91 degrees, reported Fox News.
After being delivered at 35 weeks and being "frozen," Edward’s heart rate returned to normal, and doctors were able to bring his body temperature back up to 98.6 degrees.
“All I wanted to do was scoop him up and give him a warm cuddle. I just had to keep reminding myself that it was saving his life,” Edward’s mother, Claire, 29, stated.