Heterotaxy - Res ipsos loquitur
Anderson RH, Spicer DE, Loomba R, Krishna MR, Tretter JT. Heterotaxy - Res ipsos loquitur. Cardiol Young. 2021;31(10):1712-1714. doi: 10.1017/S1047951121003814.
The essence of so-called heterotaxy is the potential disharmony between the arrangement of the bronchuses, abdominal organs, and the atrial appendages. Accurate description of the heart, however, can only be provided by specific description of these features, all of which are readily discernible in the clinical setting. We argue that, when accurate description of the atrial and visceral arrangement is provided, along with appropriate description of the intracardiac findings, no further accuracy is gained by suggesting that an individual heart is "heterotaxic".