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Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries


Other Names for this Disease

  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels
  • Transposition of the great arteries, congenitally corrected
  • Transposition of the great vessels, congenitally corrected
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Overview

Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare heart defect that occurs when the ventricles and attached valves are switched. As a result, the aorta and the pulmonary artery are connected to the wrong lower heart chambers.[1][2] Click here to visit MayoClinic.com and view an image of this heart defect. While the oxygen-poor blood still flows to the lungs, and oxygen-rich blood still flows out to nourish the body, other heart problems (such as septal defects, pulmonary stenosis, tricuspid regurgitation, and heart block) are often associated with this defect and require treatment.[2]
Last updated: 1/6/2012

References

  1. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.org/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/enlargeimage1406.html. Accessed 1/6/2011.
  2. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.org/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/. Accessed 1/6/2011.
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  • The Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases has published an article with information on this condition. This journal is affiliated with the Orphanet reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs.

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  • You can view an Image of congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels on the MayoClinic.com Web site. To view click on "Image" above.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels
  • Transposition of the great arteries, congenitally corrected
  • Transposition of the great vessels, congenitally corrected
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.