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How long is the recovery for a baby with transposition of the great vessels?

How long is the recovery for a baby with transposition of the great vessels?

6 weeks: The most common type of transposition of the great vessels (also known as transposition of the great arteries) is d-transposition or d-tga. Infants with d-tga only are usually discharged from the hospital less than one week following surgery. The often require medication for a few weeks after surgery. The breast bone, which is divided to perform the surgery, fully heals in 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Whats the recovery time after a baby has transposition of the great arteries surgery?

Whats the recovery time after a baby has transposition of the great arteries surgery?

Around 2-3 weeks: It really depends on the details and even so, there is significant variability. 2-3 weeks is a rough estimate, though. ...Read more

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What is the long term outlook for patients who had a Senning Repair to correct Transposition of the Great Arteries?

What is the long term outlook for patients who had a Senning Repair to correct Transposition of the Great Arteries?

Good: The outlook for senning repair of transposition of great arteries is good specially if there are no other defects and no post-surgical complications . ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for fetus with a transposition of the great arteries?

What is the life expectancy for fetus with a transposition of the great arteries?

Can be normal.: The babies are unaffected until born .... This is because of the blood circulation system that is in place for the baby while still in utero. It isn't until after birth, that this circulation changes and from "fetal blood circulation" to "adult blood circulation." often times, these babies will have heart surgery with in just a few days of being born and go on to live very normal lives. ...Read more

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What is the long term prognosis for transposition of the great vessel/ arterial switch done in 1997?

What is the long term prognosis for transposition of the great vessel/ arterial switch done in 1997?

Long term outlook: for Arterial Switch Operation (ASO) is excellent. Long-term outcomes after ASO of greater than 95 percent survival at 20 and 25 years following discharge have been reported from a number of centers. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My son is having surgery for coarctation of the aorta. How invasive is this surgery and what is the expected recovery time? In hospital and home?

My son is having surgery for coarctation of the aorta.  How invasive is this surgery and what is the expected recovery time?  In hospital and home?

Depends: There are two ways to approach a coarctation, "from the front" (i.e. Through the sternum) or "the side" (i.e. Between ribs), both are safe and depend on the location of the coa. If a sternal approach, the recovery is a bit longer (~10-14 days) vs only a ~5-7 from the side. This also depends on your child's other conditions and assuming no post-op issues arise. Please discuss with cardiologist. ...Read more

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Doc....Normally for how long it will stay the chest tube to the patient and is there a chance of surviving?

Doc....Normally for how long it will stay the chest tube to the patient and is there a chance of surviving?

Certainly...: ...A chest tube is not a desperate measure, it does not mean someone is dying. As for how long it stays in, that depends of why it went in in the first place. Obviously someone who got it for an asthmatic or traumatic pneumothorax will walk away from the experience with more likelihood than someone with a malignant pleural effusion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for transposition of the great vessels?

What is the treatment for transposition of the great vessels?

Surgery: Initially at birth, medications are provided to prevent closure of the connections between the pulmonary and systemic circulations that are present in fetal life. This allows for some mixing of the oxygenated and un-oxygenated blood and buys time. The ultimate treatment is surgical correction of the defect. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be born with transposition of the great arteries?

Is it possible to be born with transposition of the great arteries?

Congenital: Transposition of the great arteries is a congenital heart defect, meaning that it is an abnormality of cardiac development and is fully present at birth. Classic, or d-tga refers to a disease where the aorta arises from the rv and the pulmonary artery arises from the lv. Diagnosis is typically made early. Another form of tga (l-tga) is a different disease where the rv and the lv are "inverted. ...Read more

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How involved is the surgery and long the recovery for a broken hip?

How involved is the surgery and long the recovery for a broken hip?

Varies: Itcdepends on what type and how bad the fracture is. Most of the procedures are quite routine . As with any surgery thee are risks. Recovery is 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Why is transposition of the great vessels such a big concern for a fetus?

Why is transposition of the great vessels such a big concern for a fetus?

Blue newborn!: Tga is a very severe cardiovascular anomaly because it can cause very low oxygen concentration in the blood going to the coronaries and carotids and prove lethal if untreated promptly and expertly. If a ventricular septal defect is present, the newborn can be more stable and interventions can be more planned and less emergent. Fetal life is ok - trouble starts as soon as the cord is clamped. ...Read more

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What is the most successful surgery for transposition of the great vessels?

What is the most successful surgery for transposition of the great vessels?

Depends on anatomy: Goal if possible is to achieve, atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial concordance as best possible.Some transpositions of the great arteries are congenitally corrected if baby born with atrioventricular and ventriculoarterial discordance. Is it d or l tga, how many concomitant anomalies are present. If d-tga, no vsd, good valves, no coronary anomalies, good lv and rv, ASD closure and jatene best. ...Read more

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What's the problem when a child has transposition of the great arteries?

Cyanosis: Cyanosis, or blue-tinged skin or mucous membranes, is caused by low oxygen levels in the blood (hypoxemia). In transposition of the great arteries, cyanosis is due to the aorta arising from the right ventricle (and the pulmonary artery arising from the left ventricle) which leads to de-oxygenated systemic venous blood being redirected to the body (and oxygenated blood recirculating in the lungs). ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of adult who had a transposition of the great arteries surgery?

What is the life expectancy of adult who had a transposition of the great arteries surgery?

Generally good: An adult likely underwent a senning or mustard procedure (atrial switch operation) for tga. The 20 year survival is reported to be about 90%, but many patients have abnormal heart rhythms and some have abnormal heart function. This group of patients has a reduced life expectancy, estimated by some to be 45-50 years (63 years after an arterial switch operation). ...Read more

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Will having a transposition of the great arteries affect me later?

Will having a transposition of the great arteries affect me later?

Tga: it might, it is important to follow your RV function on echo and potential arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Does anyone have info on the janene heart operation for transposition of the great vessels? How does it work?

Does anyone have info on the janene heart operation for transposition of the great vessels? How does it work?

Jatene operation: This procedure is named after the surgeon who pioneered the technique. It is more commonly known as the arterial switch operation, because the transposed great arteries are "switched" back to where they belong. Moving the great arteries is a relatively easy procedure. The more difficult part of the procedure is relocating the coronary arteries, which are very small. ...Read more

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How much pain is a baby in with tetralogy of fallot?

How much pain is a baby in with tetralogy of fallot?

TOF: Tof is a condition where there is a vsd (hole between bottom two pumping chambers or ventricle), a displaced aorta, right ventricular hypertrophy and restriction of blood flow to lungs. The early course is usually determined by amount of blood flow to lungs. If restricted, the child will appear blue (cyanotic), breathe fast, be very irritable. A child at baseline does not have pain. ...Read more

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What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

What are the main causes of a slap tear and how long is the recovery once it's repaired arthroscopicaly with a suture anchor?

Repetitive heavy: lifting, shoulder dislocation, age related, and traumatically induced are some of the reasons. Recovery depends on your overall medical condition, whether you smoke, and if you are compliant with physical therapy and follow up with home therapy, and your overall general mood an affect. Complex tears can take up to 6 months given good circumstances but noncompliance can result in longer recovery. ...Read more