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