How harmful would it be for a baby to be born with their heart in the middle of their chest?
I’m making up a fantasy story where a couple have a child together. Because their hearts are on opposite sides, their child is born with her heart in the middle of the chest. I had the baby go into immediate surgery in the story because of her condition, said that her heart was being "squished", but would that be a real reason for the surgery? I’ve tried looking at human anatomy, but then I get confused. Can anyone suppose?