An African American Baby Boy

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An African American baby boy was born at one hospital but transferred to another hospital due to his critical condition. Now two months old, this baby boy’s Chief of Complaint is he was born with Dextrocardia or is also known as Detroversion, Dextroposition or Dextrorotation. He is 51 cm long and weighs 5.11 kg and for long-term care he was trached on 10/16/14. This baby boy was also born with HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome). This patient is suspected of having CF but further tests need to be performed before conformation.
Dextrocardia is when the heart is in the right side of the chest instead of the left side. Dextrocardia is a rare condition that affects less than one percent of the population. You can have Dextrocardia
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Some further tests that can be done are a Computed tomography scan (CT), Magnetic resonance imaging of the heart (MRI), by taking an X-ray which may show an enlarged heart, abnormal structure and arrangement of the abdominal organs and an Echocardiogram or Ultrasound of the heart.
HLHS is when the left side of the heart is severely underdeveloped. In hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side of the heart can 't properly supply blood to the body because the lower left chamber (left ventricle) is too small or in some cases it may not even exist. In addition, the valves on the left side of the heart (aortic valve and mitral valve) don 't work properly, and the main artery leaving the heart (aorta) is smaller than normal. The foramen ovale is a natural opening between the upper chambers of the heart (atria) or through a blood vessel that connects the pulmonary artery directly to the aorta (ductus arteriosus) and for the first several days of life, the right side of the heart can pump blood to both the lungs and the rest of the body through this. Often babies with HLHS undergo a three-staged set of complex surgeries in which the outcome is usually leaving the child with half a heart. In doing this, it increases the child’s chances of survival. The foramen ovale usually closes after the first day or two of life then the right side of the heart has no way to pump blood out to the body.
The cause of Dextrocardia is unknown but some of the
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