Definitions

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  • n. A congenital abnormality in which the heart is transposed to the right side of the chest

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  • 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

Etymologies

dextro- +‎ cardia (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I once examined a child with dextrocardia, or heart on the right.

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  • Last January, Ms. Peralta learned she had been living with dextrocardia, a heart condition, since birth.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • She held up the profiles and a bunch of punched cards and added, "Perfect mirror twins, even to dextrocardia.

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