Dextrocardia: A rare anomaly where the heart is located on the right side of the chest instead of the normal left side of the chest. The condition is generally asymptomatic but is often associated with other abnormalities such as inverted location of other abdominal organs.
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Causes of Dextrocardia
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Definitions of Dextrocardia:
Location of the heart in the right hemithorax, with the apex directed to the right.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Dextrocardia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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