Familial occurrence of isolated right ventricular hypoplasia

Massimo Chessa, Sofia Redaelli, George Masszi, Maria Iascone, Mario Carminati

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Isolated right ventricular hypoplasia is a rare congenital anomaly. This condition is usually associated with a communication between the atria in the form of a patent foramen ovale or secondum atrial septal defect. We describe a familial occurrence of this rare disease. A 1-day-old male child and his 34-year-old father were found to have isolated right ventricular hypoplasia with atrial septal defect. An autosomal dominant mode of inheritance is likely for this rare congenital anomaly. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-357
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Genetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2000


  • Familial
  • Isolated right ventricular hypoplasia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)


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