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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?

It varies: Recovery from any surgery is very individualized - some kids recover in a matter of weeks, while others take several months. The best gauge for a child's recovery is a good assessment by their personal physician. The internet is not the best place to get answers - always remember to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Ted King
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Do you normally get transposition of the great vessels in premature babies?

Do you normally get transposition of the great vessels in premature babies?

No: Transposition is a birth defect that occurs in the fetus early as the heart is forming. Tgere is no increased risk because a baby is premature. I am also not aware that tga causes prematurity. ...Read more

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How do they fix transposition of the great vessels?

How do they fix transposition of the great vessels?

Arterial switch: Arterial switch procedure - the basic procedure is to switch the transposed vessels, to establish normal blood circulation.The coronary vessels are switched as well. In many cases there is also a vsd that will be closed at the same time. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transposition of the great vessels?

What are the tests for transposition of the great vessels?

ECHO,CATH.,MRI: Echocardiogram diagnostic, emergency cardiac cath for rashking procedure if needed, and to determine coronary anatomy, if a concomitant vsd present, intracavitary pressures and shunt may possibly be determined. Cardiac MRI may be needed for concomitant vascular anomalies and assistance in situs inversus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with transposition of the great vessels?

What are the symptoms associated with transposition of the great vessels?

Cyanosis: This is one of the cyanotic heart defects that leads to a "blue baby". The cause is the poorly oxygenated blood that is circulated to the body. See this link for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002535/. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Transposition of the great vessels?

What is the definition or description of: Transposition of the great vessels?

Aorta and PA mixed: A fatal condition or the aorta normally going to the rest of the body actually go to the lungs and the pulmonary artery which comes on the right ventricle only going to the lungs and some going to the brain and rest of the body ...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