114 – Heterotaxy, AVSD, i-IVC, l-SVC

Tweet (See Normal Heart Image for comparison) Click image to see download options from Flickr: (Click to see this heart after the NORWOOD or after the KAWASHIMA or after the Fontan) -Aorta Arch hypoplastia (hypoplastia) [hypo=under, plasia=formation or development] the main vessel carrying oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the body is underdeveloped and too narrow. –Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD) [septum=wall between the chambers of the heart, atriums=top chambers of the heart, ventricles=lower chambers of the heart] -left-Superior Vena Cava (b-SVC) [superior=upper, vena cava=large vein] The upper vena cava (which brings oxygen-poor blood back from the body…

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