dextrocardia


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abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest

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There are several types of dextrocardia with some of them having defects of the heart and abdomen area.
Mode of inheritance in Isolated levocardia, dextrocardia and situs inversus.
PMH was remarkable for tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair in the newborn period, dextrocardia, and asthma.
William was born with a rare condition known as dextrocardia, which meant his heart was on his right side of his body.
Both portable and standard echocardiography identified one case of isolated dextrocardia and one case of cardiac dextroposition.
The list of Kennadee's diagnoses overwhelmed the Albrights: congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, severe dextrocardia, pulmonary atresia, major aortopulmonary collateral arteries, an atrial septal defect and a ventricular septal defect.
Coronary angiography demonstrated dextrocardia with situs inversus totalis, confirmed by subsequent computed tomography (Figure 1).
Dextrocardia, situs inversus, tetralogy of Fallot and hypoplasia of the lungs have been described.
Her heart is toward the right side of her body, a condition known as dextrocardia.
Situs inversus with dextrocardia is a rare congenital malposition of heart and thoraco-abdominal viscera.
In addition to the situs inversus totalis, a complete right-to-left reversal of the thoracic and abdominal organs, and her heart being on the right side of her chest, a condition known as dextrocardia, Isabelle's heart has at least seven severe defects, including: transposition of the great arteries; the pulmonary stenosis that keeps her heart from pumping enough blood; and atrioventricular canal defect, a condition that includes her having a large hole in the center of her heart.
Dextrocardia associated with atrial situs solitus is commonly referred to as dextroversion.
The differential diagnosis of tall R waves in these leads includes right ventricular hypertrophy, ventricular septal hypertrophy, posterior myocardial infarct, right bundle branch block, ventricular preexcitation of the Wolff-Parkinson-White type, Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, dextrocardia and/or rightward displacement of the cardiac apex, and a normal variant (diagnosis of exclusion) (1).
The other twist to Eliza's anatomy is that she has dextrocardia, which means her heart is on the right side of her chest.