What is Dextrocardia? (Definition)
(Symptoms, Causes & Treatment)
Dextrocardia is a condition where the heart is pointed toward the right side instead of the left (normal position). The condition is present at birth (congenital). There are two main types of dextrocardia. These include:
- Dextrocardia of embryonic arrest (also known as isolated dextrocardia)
Heart is positioned farther right in the thorax than is normal
- Dextrocardia with situs inversus
Heart being a mirror image situated on the right side
Medical diagnosis of the two forms of congenital dextrocardia may be made by ECG.
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Clinical Trials – Investigational Therapies
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