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Dr. Terry Brenneman
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Double Outlet Right Ventricle (Overview)

Double outlet right ventricle is a condition where the two major vessels leaving the heart arise from the right chamber of the ventricle. Normally, one arises from the right, and one from the left.


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Terry Brenneman
11 doctors shared insights

Double Outlet Right Ventricle (Overview)

Double outlet right ventricle is a condition where the two major vessels leaving the heart arise from the right chamber of the ventricle. Normally, one arises from the right, and one from the left.


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What are the symptoms of double outlet right ventricle?

What are the symptoms of double outlet right ventricle?

Cyanosis and CHF. : There is fairly wide variety of dorv but generally babies present with cyanosis or CHF depending on whether dorv is associated with pulmonary stenosis or not. ...Read more

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What are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

What are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

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. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for double outlet right ventricle?

What is the treatment for double outlet right ventricle?

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. ...Read more

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Why is it that propranolol, a beta-blocker drug is given to a patient with double outlet right ventricle?

Why is it that propranolol, a beta-blocker drug is given to a patient with double outlet right ventricle?

To relax the heart: Some patients with double outlet right ventricle have abnormally thick muscle bundles that block the flow of blood to the lungs when the heart contracts. When the blockage is severe the oxygen level in the body can drop to dangerous levels. Beta blockers such as Propranolol reduce the strength of the heart's contraction allowing more blood to pass to the lungs and can improve the oxygen level. ...Read more

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Is having a double outlet right ventricle hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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What is a double outlet right ventricle?

What is a double outlet right ventricle?

See below:: It's a congenital heart disease in which the aorta rises from the right ventricle (the chamber of the heart that pumps blood to the lungs), instead of from the left ventricle (the normal pumpng chamber to the body). Both the pulmonary artery (which carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs) and aorta (which carries oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body) comefrom the same pumping chamber. ...Read more

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How do you fix a double outlet right ventricle?

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. ...Read more

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Is having a double outlet right ventricle hereditary?

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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for double outlet right ventricle?

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. ...Read more