A 38-year-old member asked:
the docs tell me my son is going to be born with a heart defect called dorv what do u guys know about this?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Different Anatomy: A double outlet right ventricle means that both aorta (the blood vessel that carries oxygen rich blood to the body) and the pulmonary artery ( the blood vessel that carries oxygen poor blood to the lungs) arise from the same chamber of the heart, the right ventricle. The problem is that the aorta then carries oxygen poor blood to the body. The aorta normally originates from the left ventricle-.
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Continued: It looks like dr. Ruiz-healy's full answer was cut off. Mainly it means that without immediate treatment, your son's heart would not work properly. Hopefully, by now you've already met with a specialist to discuss this with you in details and explain what will happen at birth and for the few months after birth.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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