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Levotransposition of the great arteries

Levotransposition of the great arteries: Introduction

Levotransposition of the great arteries: A very rare heart defect where the aorta originates from the right heart ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle. The aorta is located in front of and to the left of the pulmonary artery. This means that oxygen-poor blood that has returned from the body is pumped into the right side of the heart and then out through the aorta and back to the body. The oxygenated blood from the lungs is sent to the left side of the heart, through the pulmonary artery and back to the lungs. Thus, the body is deprived of oxygenated blood unless. Often there is an associated heart defect such as a hole between the chambers which allows some mixing of the oxygenated and deoxygenated blood but surgery is usually urgently required. Without treatment, half of the patients with this defect will die within months of birth and nearly all will die within a year. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Levotransposition of the great arteries is available below.

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