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DORV; Taussig-Bing anomaly; DORV with doubly-committed VSD; DORV with noncommitted VSD; DORV with subaortic VSD
Treatment requires surgery to close the holes in the heart. Surgery may also be needed to fix other existing problems in the heart.
Several factors determine the type and number of operations the baby needs. They include:
How well the baby does depends on several factors:
Complications from DORV may include:
All children with this congenital heart disease should take antibiotics before dental treatment. This prevents infections around the heart.
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