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Transposition Of Great Vessels Repair
A women that have a surgery on her first day of life of transposition of great vessels can deliver vaginaly?
Likely yes: If you have normal cardiac function now, then you should have no restrictions having a baby vaginally. Discuss it with your doctor or cardiologist to be sure; they may recommend a C-section if there is some(but not serious) underlying cardiac disease Congratulations!! ...Read more
What exactly is the difference between anomalous pulmonary venous return & transposition of great vessels?
See below: Anomalous pulmonary venous return means taht 1 or more of the pulmonary veins returns blood from the lung to the right atrium instead of the left atrium. Transposition is a defect where the aorta origninate from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery comes from the left ventricle which is backwards. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does one differentiate between anomalous pulmonary venous return & transposition of great vessels?
TAPVR vs. TGA: The diagnosis of anomalous venous return (TAPVR) vs. transposition of the great vessels (TGA) is made in the newborn period. Simply put, the TAPVR baby usual presents 'pink' (no blueness) while the TGA baby will appear 'blue'. There are several variations of both TAPVR and TGA. The diagnosis can be accurately diagnosed by transthoracic ECHO and all are surgically operable with excellent results. ...Read more
Both cause cyanosis: Both are congenital heart defects that cause cyanosis (less oxygen than normal in the arterial blood.) however that is the only similarity. In transposition of the great arteries, the primary problem is that the aorta arises from the right ventricle instead of the left ventricle. In t(total)apvr, the primary problem is that the pulmonary veins do not connect directly with the left atrium. ...Read more
How to differentiate between anomalous pulmonary venous return & transposition of great vessels as the underlying disease?
Ultrasound: Pediatric cardiologist use ultrasound (an echocardiogram) to identify the type of congenital heart defect. In anomalous pulmonary venous return, the pulmonary veins do not connect to the left atrium in a normal manner. In transposition of the great arteries, the aorta is connected to the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle (backwards). ...Read more
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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