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.

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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...

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...

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...
Recurrence risks. The listed risk for a parent to pass any form (not the same) of congenital heart disease to an offspring is 4% & increases to 8% if both parents have any form of chd. There are some rare inherited genetic syndromes that can have a higher rate but none involve dorv. Read more...

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...
Depends. Double outlet right ventricle (dorv) may have associated aortic or pulmonary valve obstruction. A heart murmur will be heard. Aortic obstruction can result in decreased blood flow to the body and a narrow aorta (coarctation). There will also be too much blood flow to the lungs leading to fast breathing and poor growth. Too little blood to the lungs can lead to cyanosis (blue discoloration). Read more...

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...
It depends. Best case scenario the vsd is closed with the lv outflow baffled through the vsd, creating normal blood flow. If either the pulmonary or aortic valve is malformed, the lv outflow is still baffled to a great vessel, and a conduit may need to be placed from the rv to the pulmonary branches. Occasionally the lv may be too small, and a single ventricle repair required. Read more...

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

Serious heart diseas. Dorv is a life threatening congenital (from birth) heart disease, due to malformation of the heart. The perfusion for both the body and the lungs is powered by the right ventricle which is not intended to do that work. It is often accompanied by malformation of the great vessels which often need repair early in life. Multiple surgeries are required to correct. 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 more...

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...

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

Depends on defect... And type of repair and clinical condition of your infant. Usually, 1-2 day stay in the picu and if stable a ward transfer for less frequent monitoring and ensuring a resumption to your infant's healthy baseline. 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 more...

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...