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Dextrocardia

Dextrocardia: Introduction

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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Dextrocardia is available below.

Symptoms of Dextrocardia

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Dextrocardia?

Dextrocardia: Related Patient Stories

Dextrocardia: Complications

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Causes of Dextrocardia

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Disease Topics Related To Dextrocardia

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Dextrocardia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Dextrocardia

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Dextrocardia: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Dextrocardia

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Dextrocardia:

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Dextrocardia: Rare Types

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Dextrocardia: Animations

Research about Dextrocardia

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Clinical Trials for Dextrocardia

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Dextrocardia include:

Statistics for Dextrocardia

Dextrocardia: Broader Related Topics

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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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