Dislocation of heart
The reports of various tests show that my mom's heart dislocated from its place and shifted towards lower abdomen. What is this condition called and what is the treatment? Please reply asap.
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Dr. Chethan R S
General Physician 3 yrs exp Bangalore
Hi, Ectopia cordis is an extremely rare congenital malformation where the heart is located partially or totally outside the thoracic cavity The four main ectopic positions include: adjacent to the thorax: ~60 % abdominal: 15-30% thoraco-abdominal: 7-18%  cervical: ~3% Due to the rarity,  limited treatment options have been developed. Successful surgeries have been performed, but the mortality rate remains high. Kindly consult CTV surgeon...
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