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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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What causes congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries?

Currently the cause of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is not known. Limited data suggests that air pollutants and hair dye may act as environmental risk factors for this rare defect. Also, having a family history of this heart defect is a risk factor. It has been estimated that the recurrence risk in siblings is around 3% to 5%.[1]
Last updated: 1/6/2012

References
  1. Wallis et al.,. Congenitally corrected transposition. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases. 2011;6:22; http://www.ojrd.com/content/pdf/1750-1172-6-22.pdf. Accessed 1/6/2012.