Transposition of Great Arteries is a congenital condition where the aorta comes out from the right ventricle and the pulmonary arteries from the left ventricle, instead of the normal positions. The exact cause of this condition has not been established. The exact conditions may differ between patients. The symptoms observed include the skin turning blue and shortness of breath. Poor gaining of weight and lack of appetite are also noticed in some.
HOW IS TRANSPOSITION OF GREAT ARTERIES DIAGNOSED?
A cardiologist diagnoses this condition by the following tests:
3. Cardiac catheterization
4. Chest X Ray
HOW IS TRANSPOSITION OF GREAT ARTERIES TREATED?
All infants with transposition of the great arteries need surgery to correct the defect.
DID YOU KNOW?
After corrective surgery, the baby will require lifelong follow-up care with a cardiologist to monitor his/her heart health.