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levocardia

 [le″vo-kahr´de-ah]
a term denoting normal position of the heart associated with transposition of other viscera (situs inversus).
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le·vo·car·di·a

(lē'vō-kar'dē-ă),
Situs inversus of the other viscera but with the heart normally situated on the left; congenital cardiac lesions are commonly associated.
[levo- + G. kardia, heart]
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levocardia

 Reversal of all abdominal and thoracic organs–situs inversus except the heart, which is still in its usual location on the left; levocardia is always associated with congenital heart disease, including transposition of great vessels
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le·vo·car·di·a

(lē'vō-kahr'dē-ă)
Situs inversus of the other viscera but with the heart normally situated on the left; congenital cardiac lesions are commonly associated.
Synonym(s): laevocardia.
[levo- + G. kardia, heart]
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Mode of inheritance in Isolated levocardia, dextrocardia and situs inversus.
(present series) Study Heart Surgery performed Tryfonas et Levocardia Side-to-side duo- al.
Radiological findings are those of abdominal situs inversus with levocardia and intestinal malrotation.
(1.) Tryfonas GI, Chaidos C, Avtzoglou PP, Zioutis J, Klokaris A and Papanastasopoulus A: Partial situs inversus: duodenal obstruction in a neonate with isolated levocardia. J Ped Surg 1992;27:1584-1586.
Incomplete situsinversus otherwise known as situs inversusin completus is associated with Levocardia. The incidence of CHD in this group is as high as 95%.
In this study, the type of cardiac malposition was determined by the cardiac base-apex axis as dextrocardia, mesocardia and levocardia.
Levocardia was defined as the location of the heart in the left hemithorax with the apex pointing to the left.
All the other cases (124 cases) had situs solitus, levocardia and left cardiac axis between 60[degrees] and 90[degrees].
There were six cases of isolated dextrocardia, three cases of situs inversus totalis, and six cases of situs ambiguous, and one case of situs inversus with levocardia (Fig.
Transthoracic echocardiography showed cardiac situs solitus levocardia with great artery transposition with intact interventricular septum, atrial septal defect (ASD), moderate right atrial dilatation and a persistent left vena cava superior (Fig.