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There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
At Boston Children's Hospital, we know that the first step in treating your child is forming an accurate and timely diagnosis.
If your newborn baby was born with a bluish tint to her skin, or if your young child is experiencing symptoms, your pediatrician will refer you to a pediatric cardiologist, who will perform a physical examination. The cardiologist will listen to your baby’s heart and lungs, measure the oxygen level in her blood (non-invasively) and make other observations that help to determine the diagnosis.
Your Boston Children's Hospital cardiologist will also investigate whether your child has a heart murmur—a noise heard through the stethoscope that’s caused by the turbulence of blood flow. The location in the chest where the murmur is best heard, as well as the sound and character of the murmur itself, will give the cardiologist an initial idea of the kind of heart problem your baby may have.
Some combination (not necessarily all) of the following medical tests will also used to diagnose DORV and its related defects:
Pediatric cardiologists and pediatric cardiovascular surgeons at Boston Children's Hospital have pioneered the interventional catheterization repair techniques now used widely for many congenital heart defects, including double outlet right ventricle.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”