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 83 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Dextrocardia with situs inversus associated with non-compaction cardiomyopathy.
 

Author(s): Luiz Flávio Galvão Gonçalves, Fernanda Maria Silveira Souto, Fernanda Nascimento Faro, Rodrigo de Castro Mendonça, Joselina Luzia Menezes Oliveira, Antônio Carlos Sobral Sousa

Journal: Arq. Bras. Cardiol.. 2013 Aug;101(2):e33-6.

 

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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Isolated subpulmonic fibrous ring, mirror-image dextrocardia and situs solitus in a young lady unreported and a near miss.
 

Author(s): Musaab Yousif, Nezar B Elhassan, Sulafa K M Ali, Yassir Ahmed

Journal: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Dec;17(6):1043-4.

 

Congenital diseases causing obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) are common, but the isolated subpulmonary membrane/ring is extremely rare and can be difficult to diagnose precisely, especially in adults. We report a case of surgically resected isolated subpulmonic ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Ambrisentan in Single Ventricle
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 4 Mar 2014

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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: 17 Apr 2014

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Otolith Function in Patients With Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia

 

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2013

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