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Baby girl is kept alive by Viagra

Heart op child uses sex drug to stop her turning blue

Posted: 2 December 2011
by Daniella Delaney
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The sex drug Viagra has been keeping a baby girl alive

A baby girl is being kept alive by Viagra after going through three heart operations.

Cerys Small, 10 months, from Newport in South Wales, was born with a severe heart defect, no spleen and problems with her stomach and bowel.

The drug, widely known for helping out with sexual problems, helps Cerys by improving her circulation. With the drug she has previously turned blue as he body struggles to pump blood around.

Cerys' mother Kerry told the Daily Mail: "We were giggling when they told us what drug she would need - but what many people don't realise is that it was originally developed as a heart drug.'

The Viagra will keep Cerys alive until she can have her next operation at between the ages of three and five years old.

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