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Young Heart Failure Patient off Life Support

Helga Sigrídur Sigurdardóttir, a 12-year-old girl from Akureyri who suffered heart failure after a swimming lesson last month and was taken by ambulance flight to Gothenburg, Sweden, is now off the ventilator and her condition is no longer critical.


Landspítali is the white building furthest to the left. Photo by Dagbjört Oddný Matthíasdóttir.

Helga Sigrídur was kept unconscious for almost two weeks. Now her return to Iceland is being planned, where she will be admitted to the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík, Morgunbladid reports.

“She still has a few operations left,” said her mother, María Egilsdóttir. “It isn’t over. But now that her condition is no longer critical she will be sent home; there are good people there too.” She is satisfied with the care her family received in Sweden.

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