Ventricular extrasystoles perodactyly Robin sequence is a syndrome that causes an abnormal heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). The cause of this syndrome is unknown. Some cases have been found over multiple generations of a family, which may suggest it can be passed down from parents to children. However, the way it is passed down is still unknown.
Ventricular extrasystoles perodactyly Robin sequence is often first detected during pregnancy. Symptoms include a pointed or straight nose, ventricular extrasystoles (irregular heartbeats, in which there are extra heart beats), short fingers or toes, short stature (height), perodactyly (missing toenails, missing ends of toes, or deformed fingers or toes), fewer teeth than typical, and sometimes loss in memory or thinking skills. Robin sequence includes symptoms such as smaller bottom jaw, tongue that falls towards the back of your throat, breathing issues, and cleft palate (split or opening in the roof of the mouth).
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with ventricular extrasystoles perodactyly Robin sequence, talk with your doctor about the most current treatment options as well as signs that you may need immediate medical attention.