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Ectopia Cordis

A rare developmental defect in which the heart is abnormally located partially or totally outside the THORAX. It is the result of defective fusion of the anterior chest wall. Depending on the location of the heart, ectopia cordis can be thoracic, thoracoabdominal, abdominal, and cervical.
Also Known As:
Cordis, Ectopia
Networked: 45 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 1 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pentalogy of Cantrell
2. Umbilical Hernia (Omphalocele)
3. Gastroschisis
4. CHARGE Syndrome
5. Tetralogy of Fallot (Fallot Tetralogy)

Experts

1. Tyl, R W: 1 article (11/2014)
2. Trimmer, G W: 1 article (11/2014)
3. Schreiner, C A: 1 article (11/2014)
4. Marr, M C: 1 article (11/2014)
5. Roberts, L G: 1 article (11/2014)
6. Hoffman, G M: 1 article (11/2014)
7. Gray, T M: 1 article (11/2014)
8. Clark, C R: 1 article (11/2014)
9. Murray, F J: 1 article (11/2014)
10. Cerqua, Amanda: 1 article (07/2014)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Ectopia Cordis:
1. Verapamil (Calan)FDA LinkGeneric
2. CalciumIBA
3. Sternal cleftIBA
4. Dihydrotachysterol (AT 10)IBA
5. AminopropionitrileIBA
6. EctrodactylyIBA
7. SmokeIBA
8. PseudocholinesteraseIBA
9. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon)FDA Link
10. Polyglycolic Acid (Polyglycolide)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Fontan Procedure (Fontan Operation)
2. Sternotomy
3. Blalock-Taussig Procedure
4. Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
5. Tissue Expansion