Short Term Effects:

  1. Congestion
  2. šSinusitis 

Long Term Effects:

  1. šHeart Defects
  2. šCongenital Heart Disease
  3. šPrimary Ciliary Dyskinesia (PCD): 1/4 of the patients with Situs Inversus can also have a condition affecting the cilia, causing it to beat backwards. This condition can result in patients being much more susceptible to various illnesses throughout their life. PCD can also cause infertility. 
  4. šKartagener's Syndrome: A condition that results when Situs Inversus Totals and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia occur together. It results in chronic sinusitis and bronchiectasis. 
  5. Lung Infections: Cilia are responsible for clearing mucus from the lungs. A resulting dysfunction can increase a patient's susceptibility to lung infections. 
 Source of Picture: http://www.nature.com/nrneph/journal/v6/n9/fig_tab/nrneph.2010.97_F3.html  The movement of the cilia is backwards in Situs Inversus Totalis and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.  

 Source of Picture: http://www.nature.com/nrneph/journal/v6/n9/fig_tab/nrneph.2010.97_F3.html 

The movement of the cilia is backwards in Situs Inversus Totalis and Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.