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Dextrocardia: practical clinical points and comments on terminology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19727926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dextrocardia is defined by the authors as a right-sided heart with a base-apex axis directed rightward, resulting from a variation in cardiac development, and not used as a general term indicating any heart in the right chest. Dextrocardia occurs in approximately 0.01% of live births and can be discovered in various clinical settings and at various patient ages. The authors review their experience with dextrocardia, discuss useful clinical points that aid in evaluating complex anatomy, recount the history of dextrocardia terminology, and note the current inconsistent nomenclature.
William N Evans; Ruben J Acherman; Juan C Collazos; William J Castillo; Robert C Rollins; Katrinka T Kip; Humberto Restrepo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric cardiology     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1432-1971     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-21     Completed Date:  2010-04-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8003849     Medline TA:  Pediatr Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's Heart Center-Nevada, 3006 S. Maryland Parkway, Ste. 690, Las Vegas, NV 89109, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Child, Preschool
Dextrocardia* / embryology,  epidemiology,  pathology
Heart Defects, Congenital* / embryology,  epidemiology,  pathology
Infant, Newborn
Terminology as Topic

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