Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries
Other Names for this Disease
- Congenitally corrected transposition of the great vessels
- Discordant ventriculoarterial and atrioventricular connections
- Double discordance
- L-transposition of the great arteries
- Levo-transposition of the great arteries
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ventricles and attached valves are switched. As a result, the aorta and the pulmonary artery are connected to the wrong lower heart chambers. 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.Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare heart defect that occurs when the
Last updated: 1/6/2012
- Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries. MayoClinic.com. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/transposition-of-the-great-arteries/basics/definition/con-20043232. Accessed 1/6/2011.
- 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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