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Blood Pressure Medication Reduces Tumor, Saves Baby's Life

July 15, 2010



A two-month-old baby was struggling to breathe. A non-cancerous tumor was slowly strangling her.

The growth, a hemangioma – a malformation of blood vessels – was on her head, neck and chest.

To help the struggling baby, a doctor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee took an unusual step.

She gave the baby a very common medicine, normally used to regulate blood pressure.

And within a day, there were miraculous results. Barb Cramer has the story in this Vanderbilt Video News Release.


 

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