Double Outlet Right Ventricle Surgery in Lagos
DORV stands for double outlet right ventricle which is a congenital heart defect, which means it is a disease that an infant is born with. The pulmonary artery and the aorta, the two main arteries of the heart, all bind to the right ventricle in DORV. The pulmonary artery attaches to the right ventricle of a normal heart, while the aorta connects to the left ventricle. DORV is a concern because the right ventricle transports oxygen-depleted blood, which is then recycled across the body.
The aorta is usually connected to the left ventricle, while the pulmonary artery is connected to the right ventricle. Both vessels are connected to the right ventricle in babies with DORV.