A member asked:

How much more difficult is it for doctors to perform a heart transplant if the patient has sinus inversus?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Mike Bowman answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

SITUS Inversus?: Situs inversus is a condition where the body's organs are backwards (heart on right, liver on left, etc). I'm not a cardiothoracic surgeon but i'm sure that this condition will make a heart transplant substantially more difficult. I did a quick search, and i can tell you that it has been performed, but it would be best to seek out a top notch transplant program. Good luck!

Answered 12/12/2014


Dr. Boris Aronzon answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Same: Should not make much difference as long as there are no additional vessels abnormalities.

Answered 12/21/2012



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