Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)

Double outlet right ventricle is a congenital heart defect in which both the aorta and the pulmonary artery are connected to the right ventricle.

Symptoms of DORV may include poor feeding from tiring easily, bluish color of the skin and lips, clubbing (thickening of the nail beds) of toes and fingers, failure to gain weight and grow, pale coloring, sweating, swollen legs or abdomen, and trouble breathing.

This fetal condition is diagnosed by ultrasound so that special preparations can be made for optimum care at delivery.

Typical Heart - Cross Section

Heart with Double Outlet Right Ventricle

Heart Center Family Resource Guide

To help prepare families for their care with Lurie Children's Heart Center, we have compiled a list of resources about treatment and recovery. Learn how to get ready for an inpatient stay or outpatient visit, and read about our support services for patients and families.

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