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What is Truncus Arteriosus?

What is Truncus Arteriosus?

  • Truncus Arteriosus: A rare congenital heart vessel abnormality where the heart has only one artery coming out of it which forms the aorta and pulmonary artery and delivers blood to the body and the lungs. Normally the blood flow to the body and the lungs is carried out through separate blood vessels.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Truncus Arteriosus as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Truncus Arteriosus: Introduction

Types of Truncus Arteriosus:

Broader types of Truncus Arteriosus:

What causes Truncus Arteriosus?

Causes of Truncus Arteriosus: see causes of Truncus Arteriosus

What are the symptoms of Truncus Arteriosus?

Symptoms of Truncus Arteriosus: see symptoms of Truncus Arteriosus

Truncus Arteriosus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Truncus Arteriosus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Truncus Arteriosus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Truncus Arteriosus: Neonatologist, Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Truncus Arteriosus.
Treatments for Truncus Arteriosus: see treatments for Truncus Arteriosus
Research for Truncus Arteriosus: see research for Truncus Arteriosus

Name and Aliases of Truncus Arteriosus

Main name of condition: Truncus Arteriosus

Other names or spellings for Truncus Arteriosus:

Common aortico-pulmonary trunk, Common arterial trunk, TAC


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