This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the clavicle||
Stiff joints[ more ]
Claw hand deformities
Split-hand[ more ]
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the metacarpal bones||
Abnormality of the long bone of hand
|Aplasia/Hypoplasia of the radius||0006501|
|Atrial septal defect||
An opening in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart
|First degree atrioventricular block||0011705|
Round back[ more ]
|Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation||0004757|
Abnormal curving of the spine
|Ventricular septal defect||0001629|
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal aortic morphology||0001679|
|Abnormality of the humerus||0003063|
|Abnormality of the ribs||
|Anomalous pulmonary venous return||0010772|
|Atrioventricular canal defect||0006695|
Wide/broad thumb[ more ]
Rounded, sloping shoulders
Sloping shoulders[ more ]
|Hypoplastic left heart||
Underdeveloped left heart
|Patent ductus arteriosus||0001643|
Fused forearm bones
High shoulder blade
|1%-4% of people have these symptoms|
|Aplasia of the pectoralis major muscle||0009751|
|Aplasia of the ulna||0003982|
|Hypoplasia of the radius||0002984|
|Hypoplasia of the ulna||0003022|
|Limited elbow extension||
Decreased elbow extension
Elbow limited extension
Limitation of elbow extension
Limited extension at elbows
Limited forearm extension
Restricted elbow extension[ more ]
|Secundum atrial septal defect||0001684|
Short long bone of upper arm
Short upper arms[ more ]
|Small thenar eminence||0001245|
Webbed fingers or toes
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Abnormal vertebral morphology||0003468|
|Abnormality of the carpal bones||0001191|
Partial duplication of the thumb bones
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Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnosis includes heart-hand syndrome type 2, heart-hand syndrome type 3, brachydactyly-long thumb, SAL4-related disorders (Okihiro and acro-renal-ocular syndrome), ulnar-mammary syndrome, Slovenian type heart-hand syndrome, Fanconi anemia, distal 22q11.2 microdeletion syndrome, VACTERL association, thalidomide embryopathy, fetal valproate syndrome (see these terms) and other in utero teratogen exposure.
Visit the Orphanet disease page for more information.
Research helps us better understand diseases and can lead to advances in diagnosis and treatment. This section provides resources to help you learn about medical research and ways to get involved.
Genetic Analysis of Limb Malformation Disorders
University of Washington SOM
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Genetics & Developmental Medicine
1959 NE Pacific St. HSB RR349 B
Seattle, WA 98195-6320 USA
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My daughter was diagnosed in the womb with this disease. This disease is not heard of in my family so what happened to me while I was pregnant with her? I was very careful. We are lucky she has no problems with her heart, many electrocardiograms showing nothing abnormal. Is it possible something can develop over time, any place in her body - especially her heart? How likely is it for her to have a child of her own with this disease? I had my son two years after her and he is fine. See answer
During a recent meeting with a geneticist regarding my youngest son, my two boys and I were diagnosed with Holt-Oram syndrome. Why is my youngest son affected much worse than myself and my oldest son? Why, after 24 years, was I just diagnosed? I have been to doctors all my life. Also, what can I do to get the help needed to improve the well being of my boys and myself? See answer
I would like to know if heart-hand syndrome is associated with mental retardation. What is the normal lifespan of people with this condition? See answer