Dextrocardia natural history

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Complications associated with dextrocardia depend upon whether or not there is an underlying syndrome associated with the condition.


Babies born with simple dextrocardia should have a normal life expectancy and should not experience any future complications due to it.

One of the common complications associated with newborns with dextrocardia is being born without a spleen. This could cause the newborn to be very susceptible to infections, which would contribute to high rate of death. A daily regiment of antibiotics can improve this prognosis.