What is Dextrocardia.

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asked Dec 19, 2017 in Medical by naqash (17,900 points)
What is Dextrocardia.

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answered Dec 19, 2017 by naqash (17,900 points)
When the heart lies on the right side of the thorax in­stead of the left, the condition is called dextrocardia. This condition occurs when the heart loop bends to the left instead of right (to understand this points, the reader is advised to refer back to the subject of formation of car­diac loop discussed under the topic of establishment of external form). Dex­trocardia entails a transposition in which the heart and its vessels are re­versed left to right as in a mirror image. This malformation may occur as an iso­lated anomaly or may be the part of a more generalized anomaly called situs inversus, in which there is transposition of all the thoracic and abdominal viscera. Isolated dextrocardia is usually associated with other serious cardiac defects.
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