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- n. A congenital abnormality in which the heart is transposed to the right side of the chest
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In teratology, a congenital condition in which the heart is turned toward the right instead of the left side.
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- n. abnormal condition where the heart is located toward the right side of the chest
I once examined a child with dextrocardia, or heart on the right.
Last January, Ms. Peralta learned she had been living with dextrocardia, a heart condition, since birth.
The chambers, valves and major vessels of the patient's heart were in the reverse position, in the condition called situs inversus solitaris with dextrocardia.
A negative P wave in lead I may be due to incorrect recording of the electrocardiogram (that is, with transposition of the left and right arm electrodes), dextrocardia, or abnormal atrial rhythms.
She held up the profiles and a bunch of punched cards and added, "Perfect mirror twins, even to dextrocardia.
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