dextrocardia

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dextrocardia

(ˌdɛkstrəʊˈkɑːdɪə)
n
(Anatomy) med the abnormal location of the heart in the right side of the chest
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Noun1.dextrocardia - abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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dextrocardie
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The most frequent heart alterations are the dextroposition of the heart with displacement of the mediastinum, absence of the pericardium and other malformations, such as atrial septal defect (60-70%) or ventricular septal defect, coarctation of the aorta, and tetralogy of Fallot in 25% of cases (3,6,7).
Her chest radiograph showed unsuspected dextroposition of the heart, diminished volumes of the right middle and lower lobes, and a scimitar-shaped shadow extending from the right hilum to the region of the inferior vena cava (a scimitar is a short sword with a curved blade originally used in Eastern countries) (Fig.