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Isolated levocardia


Other Names for this Disease

  • Isolated levocardia with situs inversus
  • Situs inversus with levocardia
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Prognosis

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What is the long-term outlook of infants prenatally diagnosed with isolated levocardia?

The overall outlook for infants born with isolated levocardia will vary depending largely on the absence/presence of heart defects. You can find grim estimates for long term survival in dated literature (published in the 1960’s and 70’s). These statistics do not account for mild cases of isolated levocardia diagnosed as a result of improved technologies and detection.[1][2]

Last updated: 3/10/2014

References
  1. Gindes L, Hegesh J, Barkai G, Jacobson JM, Achiron R. Isolated levocardia: prenatal diagnosis, clinical importance, and literature review. J Ultrasound Med. 2007 Mar; 26(3):361-5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17324986. Accessed 3/10/2014.
  2. Ghawi H1, Zghouzi MM, Emahbes TM, Awad SM. Prenatal diagnosis of isolated levocardia and a structurally normal heart: two case reports and a review of the literature. Pediatr Cardiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):1034-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Ghawi%5Bau%5D+levocardia. Accessed 3/10/2014.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Isolated levocardia with situs inversus
  • Situs inversus with levocardia
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.