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Heart Defect: Syrian and Mortality Rate

heart defect: Al-Matoura, who fled the Syrian war for Jordan in 2012, was only four months pregnant with her second child when she found out the baby had a congenital heart defect known as tricuspid atresia, which has a mortality rate of 90 per cent before age 10, according to Toronto Star. Read more Syrian government troops cut major roads in rebel-held Damascus suburbs Article Continued Below Russia behind airstrike on Syrian market that killed 84, UN probe finds Their son went to Syria. The 22-year-old mother from the Syrian city of Homs hadn't eaten for a day and stayed up all night at a hospital in the Jordanian capital, Amman, holding her daughter, imagining the scalpel cutting her baby's chest open. They're facing 14 years in prison for trying to send him money they say to bring him home Jordanian doctors encouraged her to abort the fetus. She is my gift from God, she said. Al-Matoura refused. ( As reported in the news.