Dextrocardia causes

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Overview

There are a very small amount of possible causes of dextrocardia.

  1. The three major risk factors are
    1. A family history of defects involving dextrocardia. This includes a family history of heterotaxy.
    2. While there are not any known ways to prevent dextrocardia, not using illegal drugs while pregnant (especially cocaine) may lower the risk.
    3. Having diabetes may increase the risk of a child being born with dextrocardia.

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