Double-Chambered Right Ventricle Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jan 07, 2016
  • Author: Shubhayan Sanatani, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Important considerations

It is important for clinicians to recognize double-chambered right ventricle (DCRV) in the presence of associated defects, particularly ventricular septal defect (VSD), which may result in reoperation.

Rule out residual lesions.

Provide follow-up care for patients with recurrent right ventricle obstruction.

Special concerns

Once the associated lesions have been repaired and the abnormal muscle bundles have been resected, pregnancy carries no additional risks. The same applies if mild gradients across the right ventricular outflow tract exist.

Other problems to be considered

Also consider the possibility of a foreign body simulating a double-chambered right ventricle (one case report).

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