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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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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?

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?

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?

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

Complex congenital: Dorv is a congenital heart disease in which the aorta rises from the right ventricle (that pumps blood to the lungs), instead of from the left ventricle (that pumps blood to the body). Both the pulmonary artery (which carries oxygen-poor blood to the lungs) and aorta (which carries oxygen-rich blood to the body) come from the right ventricle. There is also a vsd (ventricular septal defect). ...Read more

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How long does it take for a child to recover from a double outlet right ventricle?

How long does it take for a child to recover from a double outlet right ventricle?

What do you mean?: Children don't recover from congenital heart defects of this sort unless they are surgically corrected. How fast they recover from surgery depends on the nature of the surgery and lots of other circumstances. Speak with your pediatric cardiologist or thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the postop recovery like for an infant with double outlet right ventricle?

What is the postop recovery like for an infant with double outlet right ventricle?

Follow up/management: Your physicians will monitor your child's cardiac function and exam, regulate intake of fluids and electrolytes, and evaluate whether the oxygen and CO2 levels in the bloodstream are normal. Edema or swelling in the extremities, face, neck and other areas of the body may indicate a problem with right ventricular function. The management will also include cardiology in addition to your PICU group. ...Read more

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My cousin was just born with what the dr said is a double outlet right ventricle dovr. What does this mean?

DORV: This is a very rare congenital heart defect when both great arteries exit the right ventricle, sending oxygen- poor blood to the body. The presence of a VSD (defect in the septal wall that allows some mixing of oxygenated blood) is beneficial to the DORV child, but surgical correction (open heart surgery) is necessary. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my cousin was just born with what the dr said is a double outlet right ventricle dovr. What is that?

See a Heart Surgeon: Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) is a complex congenital heart disease where the aorta comes off of the right ventricle instead of the left. Children with this condition need to be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist and pediatric heart surgeon. The specialists may be available at your regional children's hospital, but some kids are referred to larger hospitals for surgical evaluation. ...Read more

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Double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes, should I be concerned?

Double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes, should I be concerned?

Serious defect: Double outlet right ventricle (dorv) and transposition of the great arteries (tga) commonly exist together. This is a life-threatening combination requiring surgery, preferably in the first few weeks of life. Long-term outcomes can be good and successful surgery does not necessarily warrant any long-term medications. Imperfect outcomes can occur for many reasons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes?

Can you tell me about double outlet of right ventricle with transposition of great arteries medication purposes?

Congenital heart: Defects such as those you have mentioned are treated with surgery, not medication. Are you asking if there are medication restrictions following the surgical procedure? Please rephrase your question, thanks. ...Read more

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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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What is the heart condition called double outlet ventricle syndrome?

What is the heart condition called double outlet ventricle syndrome?

Complex heart defect: A double outlet ventricle refers to a heart defect in which both great arteries (the aorta and the pulmonary artery) are connected to the same ventricle. The most common is a double outlet right ventricle. These types of heart defects require surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a "slightly" enlarged right ventricle?

RVE: Right ventricular enlargement or rve typically occurs when the right side of the heart is stressed by the need to generate either increased blood flow or pressure. ...Read more

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What is a hypoplastic right ventricle?

Congenital: Congenitally underdeveloped right ventricle. If right ventricle unusable, total cavopulmonary diversion (fontan) required. Depending on the size of the pulmonary arteries, a hemi-fontan plus aorto (arterial) pulmonary shunt and enlargement of ASD done first and later total cavopulmonary diversion completed. Better prognosis than hypoplastic left heart. ...Read more

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Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Hypoplastic right ventricle --can that occur?

Yes: A wide variety of defects can affect the formation of the fetal heart and this is one of them. There amy be other defects to compensate for this or as a result of the hypoplastic right ventricle to accommodate normal blood flow. ...Read more

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What does significantly hypertrophied right ventricle 1.2mm mean and will I need surgery?

What does significantly hypertrophied right ventricle 1.2mm mean and will I need surgery?

Hypertrophy: Right ventricular hypertrophy is caused by
increased pressure to lungs. This can be caused by a primary lung problem or to the valve (pulmonic vlave). If a lung problem usually no surgery necessary, but if the valve is bad a procedure might be necessary. ...Read more

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I was told my my dr that an ultrasound showed an enlarged right ventricle. However, he didn't explain what that meant. What is it exactly?

I was told my my dr that an ultrasound showed an enlarged right ventricle. However, he didn't explain what that meant. What is it exactly?

It's big: This means the ultrasound was looking at a chamber of the heart and it is dilated for some reason. Without knowing your full history, this can be caused by many things. Speak with your cardiologist and they can best give you more information on the likely cause. ...Read more

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Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Brain right ventricle 8mm lesion -cyst or tumor?

Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle?

I was wondering what are heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle?

Several: The two most common heart defects that include the aorta arising from the right ventricle are (1) transposition of the great arteries (tga) and (2) double outlet right ventricle (dorv). ...Read more

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Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

Are outflow pvcs in the right ventricle common and are the benign?

PVC's: Pvc's are common especially the older we get, and generally benign. Our treatments are generally more dangerous than having pvc's. However, sometimes an electrolyte abnormality will make these more common so it is important that if there is a sudden start or increase that we look at those. This involves some simple blood work. ...Read more

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On ECHO Right Ventricle was 'Normal in size, normal in systolic function. However I noticed it said Rvidd 3.0 with a range of (.7-2.5 cm) but normal?

Likely normal: Most echo reports have a measurement section and a decriptive section. Your report indicates a discrepancy between the two. Typically the echo reader will put in a summary - if that indicates RV as normal you do not have to worry. The measurements have an inherent error and the reader usually will correct for it ...Read more

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What might be cause/implictns of bend in right ventricle and abnormal rhythm patterns? 28 & healthy frequent palps but no fainting. Laymens terms please

Band?: I think you mean "band"? It's actually a moderator band and it lives in the right ventricle. It's a normal structure but is only seen on some echoes (due to technical issues). It causes no symptoms and does not require treatment. Here is a simple explanation:http://www. Vhlab. Umn. Edu/atlas/right-ventricle/moderator-band/. ...Read more

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What are heart defects where the aorta arises from the right ventricle?

Two: Transposition of the great vessels, tetralogy of Fallot. Likely there are more and hopefully a cardiologist will enlighten us! ...Read more

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If you have pvcs in both the left and right ventricle is that called multifocal pvcs?

Not quite the same: Multifocal pvcs means multiple areas in the ventricles of the heart that are firing to stimulate contraction early (premature ventricular contraction). The can be in different parts of either the right or left ventricle, or both. So, having pvcs originate in both ventricles would indeed be multifocal, not all multifocal pvcs are from both ventricles. And not all pvcs are bad! Often common. ...Read more

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Hlo doctor, In my 22 weeks scan we found fetus right ventricle was 9.5mm and left was 9.2mm is it normal?

Hlo doctor, In my 22 weeks scan we found fetus right ventricle was 9.5mm and left was 9.2mm is it normal?

Less than 10 mm: Fetal ventricles are considered large when above 10 mm. Yours are in the normal range. Of course all radiology studies need to be analyzed in the clinical context so please confirm with your doctor. ...Read more