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Moonchyld, August 14,  2019  10:53pm EST

Mirror dextrocardia

My grandson is due Oct 6th. He has mirror dextrocardia with severe aortic valve stenosis and decreased LV function. The staff at UC Davis has been wonderful working with me and my daughter and trying to help us understand everything. But I need all the help I can find to make sure I understand what's to be expected.

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  • clnal90
    clnal90, August 15,  2019  6:29am EST

    I don’t know anything about that disorder but will do research and ask my brothers cardiologist for clarity as well as keep you all in prayer. Feel free to contact me anytime I’m here to just listen. 

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, August 15,  2019  7:44am EST

    Good morning, I am not familiar with this condition. However, I did find this article, EZEKIEL'S STORY: ONE EXTRAORDINARY LITTLE BOY FROM CASPER! that might be of interest to and helpful to you. Please let us know how else we can help you. Best Katie

  • Moonchyld
    Moonchyld, August 18,  2019  6:42pm EST

    This was all I could find but it only mentions dextrocardia not mirror dextrocardia

  • NStacks
    NStacks, September 16,  2019  9:01pm EST

    Do you know if it is just his heart that is mirrored? My son was born with dextrocardia situs inversus totalis but that includes all of his internal organs being mirrored. I do know that if it is just the heart then it will be required to be surgically moved because of the shape of the lungs but if it is everything, then it is less to worry about. My son is now 19 and does pretty good, we didn't find the dextrocardia until he was 2 and had pneumonia which involved x-rays being done. We discovered at age 10 that he in fact also had patent ductus arteriosis and that causes him some breathing problems, but he has played sports since he was young and we developed breathing exercises over the years to help him build up endurance. I think that the fact that they are already aware of your grandson's health concerns prior to birth will definitely help them give him the best care upon his arrival though, and I will keep all three of you in my thoughts.

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