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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief:

Overview

The majority of patients with [disease name] are asymptomatic.

History and Symptoms

History

Patients with dextrocardia may have a positive history of:[1][2][3]

  • Situs inversus
  • Kartagener syndrome
  • Recurrent respiratory infections
  • Reduced exercise tolerance
  • Hydrocephalus

Symptoms

Patients with isolated dextrocardia with no associated abnormalities are usually asymptomatic. When dextrocardia occurs with abnormalities such as kartagener syndrome and situs inversus, patients may present with the following symptoms:[1][2][3]

  • Cyanosis
  • Dyspnea
  • Fatigue
  • Failure to thrive
  • Exercise intolerance
  • Recurrent sinus/pulmonary infections
  • Arrhythmias
  • Abdominal pain due to intestinal obstruction

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Arunabha DC, Sumit RT, Sourin B, Sabyasachi C, Subhasis M (2014). "Kartagener's syndrome: a classical case". Ethiop J Health Sci. 24 (4): 363–8. doi:10.4314/ejhs.v24i4.13. PMC 4248037. PMID 25489202.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Maldjian PD, Saric M (2007). "Approach to dextrocardia in adults: review". AJR Am J Roentgenol. 188 (6 Suppl): S39–49, quiz S35-8. doi:10.2214/AJR.06.1179. PMID 17515336.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dilorenzo M, Weinstein S, Shenoy R (2013). "Tetralogy of fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus in a 7-year-old boy". Tex Heart Inst J. 40 (4): 481–3. PMC 3783122. PMID 24082385.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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