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What is Transposition of great arteries?

What is Transposition of great arteries?

  • Transposition of great arteries: A congenital malformation where the aorta and pulmonary artery are transposed which causes oxygenated blood from the lungs to be sent back to the lungs and de-oxygenated blood to be sent to body tissues. Often there is some other defect such as an opening in the heart chambers which allows mixing of the blood and hence survival is possible for a short while at least.
  • Transposition of great arteries: A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the aorta arises entirely from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is recirculated by the right ventricle via the aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs.
    Source - Diseases Database

Transposition of great arteries is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Transposition of great arteries, or a subtype of Transposition of great arteries, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transposition of great arteries: Introduction

Types of Transposition of great arteries:

Broader types of Transposition of great arteries:

Who gets Transposition of great arteries?

Gender Ratio for Transposition of great arteries: male:female 2-4:1

How serious is Transposition of great arteries?

Complications of Transposition of great arteries: see complications of Transposition of great arteries

What causes Transposition of great arteries?

Causes of Transposition of great arteries: see causes of Transposition of great arteries

What are the symptoms of Transposition of great arteries?

Symptoms of Transposition of great arteries: see symptoms of Transposition of great arteries

Complications of Transposition of great arteries: see complications of Transposition of great arteries

Transposition of great arteries: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Transposition of great arteries.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Transposition of great arteries.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Transposition of great arteries: Neonatologist, Cardiac Surgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Transposition of great arteries.
Treatments for Transposition of great arteries: see treatments for Transposition of great arteries
Research for Transposition of great arteries: see research for Transposition of great arteries

Name and Aliases of Transposition of great arteries

Main name of condition: Transposition of great arteries

Other names or spellings for Transposition of great arteries:

DTGA, Dextro-looped transposition of the great arteries

DTGA, Dextro-looped transposition of the great arteries
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Transposition of great arteries: Related Conditions

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