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Ectopia Cordis Summary

Description: 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) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Ectopia Cordis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Verapamil (Calan) : 1 study in 1 result : FDA 64 Generic
  2. Calcium : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  3. Sternal cleft : 10 results : IBA
  4. Dihydrotachysterol (AT 10) : 4 results : IBA
  5. Aminopropionitrile : 2 results : IBA
  6. Ectrodactyly : 2 results : IBA
  7. Smoke : 1 result : IBA
  8. Pseudocholinesterase : 1 result : IBA
  9. Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon) : 1 result : FDA 1
  10. Polyglycolic Acid (Polyglycolide) : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Ectopia Cordis

  1. Pentalogy of Cantrell
  2. Umbilical Hernia (Omphalocele)
  3. Gastroschisis
  4. CHARGE Syndrome
  5. Tetralogy of Fallot (Fallot Tetralogy)
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Key Therapies for Ectopia Cordis

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