Double Outlet Right Ventricle is defined as the disease where both of the arteries connect either in part or even as a whole. DORV is a form of congenital heart disease. This is an inherent structural issue that is there from birth. The kids who suffer from the same are unable to play hectic and tiring sports, they have breathing issues and sweat a lot.
HOW IS DOUBLE OUTLET RIGHT VENTRICLE DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians perform a thorough physical examination of the baby and listen to the heart beat. Diagnosis methods like chest X Rays, cardiac catheterization, echocardiography and MRI help confirm diagnosis
HOW IS DOUBLE OUTLET RIGHT VENTRICLE TREATED?
Immediate surgery is the only treatment available for correcting Double Outlet Right Ventricle. The surgery is done to close the hole in the heart and direct the blood from left ventricle into aorta. The severity of the defect and type of Double Outlet Right Ventricle determine the type and number of surgeries required.
DID YOU KNOW?
Congestive heart failure is a compilation of Double Outlet Right Ventricle