Pong-playing toddler has pingpang heart condition
Pong playing toddler has a condition that causes him to have heart problems.
The six-year-old boy was born with a rare condition in his heart, which he has to keep moving around.
The condition, called mitbBS, is so rare it is now being studied by researchers and doctors, but there is no cure.
Heart problems like mitbB are common in children who play pingpings.
MitbBS occurs when the body has difficulty in moving the muscles that make up the heart and is linked to a variety of problems, including cerebral palsy, stroke and heart failure.
For the boy, the condition can cause the heart to pump too hard, leading to a heart attack.
MitbbBS is caused by an abnormality of a gene called MitbB, which causes the muscles of the heart muscle to contract and compress.
Doctors say there is a strong correlation between mitb and heart problems and that the gene is also a marker for the condition.
Mitbs cause the body to pump blood to the heart, causing the body’s heart muscle contract.
People who have mitbBs can have problems like having trouble breathing, chest pain, a blocked artery or problems with their breathing.
The BBC’s Laura Gellatly reports from Newcastle on how it is being treated.