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Medicine For 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Transposition: Transposition of the great vesselsGet a more detailed answer ›
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