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 81 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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ECG pitfall: anterior myocardial infarction in dextrocardia.
 

Author(s): Sergio Richter, Michael Döring, Steffen Desch, Gerhard Hindricks

Journal: Eur. Heart J.. 2014 Jul;35(28):1887.

 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014

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Cardiomegaly due to left atrial enlargement mimicking dextrocardia in chest radiograph.
 

Author(s): Mukul C Kapoor, Anju Sarupria, Kushant Gupta, Arkalgud Sampath Kumar

Journal: Ann Card Anaesth. ;16(4):279-80.

 

Last Updated: 10 Oct 2013

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The terms "Dextrocardia" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Primary angioplasty and later elective multivessel stenting in a patient with dextrocardia: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Elbagir Elbasheer, Abdelhakim Habib, Adil Salam

Journal: J Invasive Cardiol. 2010 Jul;22(7):E125-8.

 

Dextrocardia is a rare congenital anomaly with a prevalence of 1 in 10,000 births. The incidence of coronary artery disease in such patients is thought to be similar to that of the general public, however, patients are seldom seen during routine clinical practice and at the cardiac ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2010

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 17 Jul 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: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 7 Nov 2014

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