Image: Victoria Lacatus
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Victoria Lacatus, shown arriving by ambulance on Feb. 17, 2010 at a hospital in Bucharest to deliver her first baby, has died of a heart attack.
updated 8/2/2010 10:52:48 AM ET 2010-08-02T14:52:48

A 25-year-old Romanian woman weighing 528 pounds who gave birth to a baby girl more than 5 months ago, has died.

Relatives of Victoria Lacatus say she died of a heart attack Sunday after developing a high fever and breathing problems.

Doctors from Craiova hospital in southern Romania said Lacatus' heart stopped. Hospital manager Florin Petrescu said doctors tried to resuscitate Lacatus for 30 minutes, a task made difficult because of her extreme obesity.

When Lacatus gave birth on Feb. 18, Dr. Daghni Rasasingham, of Britain's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London said the case was rare, given the mother's weight and height of 5 feet and 3 inches (1.6 meters).

Rasasingham said she would be at risk of clots, diabetes, post-birth bleeding and infection.

528-pound mom gives birth to 6.4 pound baby

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