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

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