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Transposition Of The Great Arteries

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  • Transposition of the great arteries

     Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is the most common cyanotic congenital heart lesion that presents in neonates. The hallmark of transposition of the great arteries is ventriculoarterial discordance, in which the aorta arises from the morphologic right ventricle and the pulmonary artery arises from the morphologic left ventricle.

  • Transposition of the great arteries

     Permanent treatment requires a surgical procedure to switch the arteries to their proper places. This operation, called an arterial switch operation, is done within the first few weeks of life. It is an open-heart procedure that requires a temporary stopping of the baby's heart while a heart-lung machine handles respiration and bloodcirculation. CHDs affect nearly 189,019?births per year in the Hong Kong. Further research is being conducted to determine the best surveillance interval to monitor the disease. Psychological interventions for depression in adolescent and adult congenital heart disease.

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