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what are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

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Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 9 years experience
Blue baby diagnosis: A double outlet right ventricle is diagnosed by an echocardiogram, either prenatally or at birth when the infant remains blue after birth.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is having a double outlet right ventricle hereditary?

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Dr. Terry Brenneman
Pediatrics 45 years experience
No: If you have a family history of congenital structural heart disease, then then is a very slight increased risk of some type of congenital heart disease, but the chance of it being exactly the same thing would be very small.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

What is the procedure to fix a double outlet right ventricle?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Depends: The choice of corrective surgery(s) for double outlet right ventricle depends upon the associated structural abnormality (ies) inside of heart, e.g., pulmonic stenosis.
Dr. John Charpie
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Double outlet right ventricle represents a wide spectrum of heart defects ranging from a simple hole between the two pumping chambers (a ventricular septal defect) to abnormalities of either the left or right ventricular outflow (aortic or pulmonic stenosis) to severe forms of single ventricle lesions. Each variation of double-outlet RV requires a different surgical approach.
Jan 30, 2012
A 41-year-old member asked:

What kind of condition is a double outlet right ventricle (d.O.R.V.)?

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Dr. Edward Evans
Neonatology 18 years experience
Serious heart diseas: Dorv is a life threatening congenital (from birth) heart disease, due to malformation of the heart. The perfusion for both the body and the lungs is powered by the right ventricle which is not intended to do that work. It is often accompanied by malformation of the great vessels which often need repair early in life. Multiple surgeries are required to correct.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for double outlet right ventricle?

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Dr. Michael Questell
Family Medicine 9 years experience
DORV surgery: Surgery is the main treatment where the left ventricle is connected to the aorta, and the right ventricle is connected to the main pulmonary artery for the most common type. Variations on this are done depending on the sub-type of the defects.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How do you fix a double outlet right ventricle?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
DORV: Dorv falls into a spectrum of complicated congenital heart defets. The initial goal is to balance your pulmonary versus systemic blood flow. I would highly suggest you speak with your pediatric cardiologist and heart surgeon for complete diagnosis, prognosis and surgical pathway.

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