Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)

Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV)

Double outlet right ventricle (DORV) Is a defect where both the aorta and pulmonary artery are attached to the right ventricle. There is no artery attached to the left ventricle. In a normal heart the pulmonary artery leaves the right ventricle and the aorta leave the left ventricle. When DORV occurs, a ventricular septal defect is always present. This lets the blood from the left ventricle get out the aorta to the body by crossing the hole into the right ventricle.

If DORV is identified before birth, the Inova Children’s Fetal Care Program will work with pediatric cardiac surgeons, pediatric cardiologists, neonatologists and your family to plan and coordinate your baby’s postnatal care to ensure the best possible outcome. As soon as your baby is born, our team will begin treating your baby.

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