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Are there any effects to having dextrocardia (situs inversus) (With the heart)? And is anything happening to try and reverse it or prevent it?

Are there any effects to having dextrocardia (situs inversus) (With the heart)?
And is anything happening to try and reverse it or prevent it?

Situs inversus: if dextrocardia isolated and heart functions properly, no other interventions needed. Best http://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus/ https://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/gard/6268/dextrocardia-with-situs-inversus/resources/5 ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

Is it possible for a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall to still have an uncomplicated pregnancy & labor?

MFM consult: You should have a consultation with an obgyn or mfm doc before you conceive if possible. They can review details in your medical history and see if there are risk factors for pregnancy complication. You may need an echocardiogram to assess heart function. ...Read more

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Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Can a woman with dextrocardia situs inversus with no atrial wall still have uncomplicated pregnancy/labor/delivery/postpartum course?

Probably: Dextrocardia and situs inversus will not cause any issues, although things may be backwards. However, I am not sure what you mean by no atrial wall. This could be a serious abnormality. The heart needs 4 chambers (rooms) separated by the right doors (valves or pregnancy could have some difficulties. Please provide more information. ...Read more

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What is dextrocardia with situs invetrus. ? It is complecated when pregnant?

What is dextrocardia with situs invetrus. ? It is complecated when pregnant?

Organs reversed.: Dextrocardia means that the heart is on the right side of the chest rather than the left. Situs inversus means that other internal organs may be on the opposite side compared to usual. By itself, this is not a problem in pregnancy. Some people have these inversions associated with other disease states, but in the absence of other disease it is not anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Could dextrocardia exist without situs inversus ?

Could dextrocardia exist without situs inversus ?

Yes: Dextrocardia is characterized by the simple finding that the majority of the cardiac mass is in the right chest, rather than the left chest. Situs inversus is a more specific diagnosis, although there is some variability in situs inverses. Situs inversus means that the atria, vena cavae, and abdominal organs are on the opposite side of the body from the typical position. ...Read more

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What is dextrocardia?

What is dextrocardia?

Heart on the right: Dextrocardia means the heart is on the right side of the chest instead of the normal left side. Sometimes there are other problems associated as well. For example the heart may have other problems, some of the other organs may be in unusual places, some of them may not function normally. Rarely, there are no other problems and there will be no symptoms, just the heart on the right. ...Read more

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What are the effects of dextrocardia?

What are the effects of dextrocardia?

Dextrocardia: Just that the heart is on the right rather than the left side of the chest and can be associated with situs inversus where organs in abdomen are also reversed. If any surgery is performed it will be important for locating the organ involved. Ecg will look different as will chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is situs inversus totalis with dextrocardia life threatening?

No: Most people with this condition do not even know they have and live a normal life. ...Read more

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