Dextrocardia

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Dextrocardia

Dextrocardia is a condition in which the heart is located in the right side of the chest instead of the left. It is usually present from birth (congenital). There are several types of dextrocardia.  The simplest type occurs when the shape and structure of the heart is a mirror image of a normal heart.  Other types of dextrocardia may involve defects of the walls of the heart, nearby blood vessels, or other organs in the abdomen.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dextrocardia" returned 84 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Whole exome sequencing in an Indian family links Coats plus syndrome and dextrocardia with a homozygous novel CTC1 and a rare HES7 variation.
 

Author(s): Manjunath Netravathi, Renu Kumari, Saketh Kapoor, Pushkar Dakle, Manish Kumar Dwivedi, Sumitabho Deb Roy, Paritosh Pandey, Jitender Saini, Anil Ramakrishna, Devaraddi Navalli, Parthasarathy Satishchandra, Pramod Kumar Pal, Arun Kumar, Mohammed Faruq

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Coats plus syndrome is an autosomal recessive, pleiotropic, multisystem disorder characterized by retinal telangiectasia and exudates, intracranial calcification with leukoencephalopathy and brain cysts, osteopenia with predisposition to fractures, bone marrow suppression, gastrointestinal ...

Last Updated: 1 May 2015

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[Implantation of a biventricular ICD in a patient with dextrocardia with situs inversus].
 

Author(s): Veysel Kutay Vurgun, Menekşe Gerede, Ali Timuçin Altın, Başar Candemir, Ömer Akyürek

Journal: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2015 Jan;43(1):89-92.

 

In order to reduce sudden cardiac death and heart failure symptoms, biventricular implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation is a treatment method commonly used in selected patients with cardiomyopathy. The frequency of dextrocardia in congenital heart defects is approximately ...

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2015

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Dextrocardia and asplenia in situs inversus totalis in a baby: a case report.
 

Author(s): Abnish Kumar, Manoj Kumar Singh, Neeraj Yadav

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Situs inversus with dextrocardia is the complete inversion of position of the thoracic and abdominal viscera. It may be isolated or associated with malformations, especially cardiac and/or alimentary. It may be discovered in infancy because of associated anomalies but often remains ...

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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The terms "Dextrocardia" returned 5 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Transvenous permanent pacemaker implantation in dextrocardia: technique, challenges, outcome, and a brief review of literature.
 

Author(s): Jayaprakash Shenthar, Maneesh K Rai, Rohit Walia, Somasekhar Ghanta, Praveen Sreekumar, Satish S Reddy

Journal: Europace. 2014 Sep;16(9):1327-33.

 

Dextrocardia is a rare congenital anomaly. Pacemaker implantation in dextrocardia can be challenging because of the distorted anatomy and associated anomalies. The literature regarding implantation of pacemaker in dextrocardia is scarce.

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2014

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Tetralogy of fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus in a 7-year-old boy.
 

Author(s): Michael Dilorenzo, Samuel Weinstein, Rajesh Shenoy

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(4):481-3.

 

Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequently diagnosed congenital cardiac abnormalities; however, its association with dextrocardia and situs inversus is reported only rarely. We report a case of these findings in a 7-year-old boy, describe the patient's postoperative course, ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Endovascular repair of blunt aortic injury in a patient with situs inversus and dextrocardia.
 

Author(s): John F Bilello, Peter L Birnbaum, Chandra Venugopal, Leo L Fong

Journal: J. Vasc. Surg.. 2011 Sep;54(3):857-9.

 

A 24-year-old male pedestrian with situs inversus and dextrocardia was struck by a car and sustained multiple injuries, including a pseudoaneurysm of the proximal descending thoracic aorta. A thoracic endograft was deployed to exclude the blunt aortic injury. We are not aware of any ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2011

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Open Lung Strategy in Critically Ill Morbid Obese Patients
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Respiratory Insufficiency; Right-Sided Heart Failure; Pulmonary Atelectasis; Respiratory Mechanics

 

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2015

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Transcatheter Valve Implantation in Patients With Dysfunctional Left and Right Sided Heart Valves
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Eisenmenger Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2015

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Ambrisentan in Single Ventricle
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome; Hypoplastic Right-sided Heart Complex

 

Last Updated: 3 Aug 2015

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