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What is tga in pediatric cardiology?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Transposition

Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease.
Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal).

In brief: Transposition

Transposition of the great arteries a kind of congenital heart disease.
Occurs when the pulmonary artery that carries blood from heart to lungs comes from the left side of heart (abnormal) instead of right (normal); and the aorta which carries blood from heart to rest of body comes from the right side of heart (abnormal) instead of the left (normal).
Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Kenneth Dooley
In this situation, the blood coming back from the body after bringing oxygen to the tissues gets pumped back out to the body without getting oxygen and the blood with oxygen gets pumped back to the lungs . This happens because the vessels coming out of the heart are coming off the wrong chambers.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Transposition

Transposition of the great arteries.
The right ventricle pumps into the aorta, and the left ventricle pumps into the pulmonary artery.

In brief: Transposition

Transposition of the great arteries.
The right ventricle pumps into the aorta, and the left ventricle pumps into the pulmonary artery.
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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Transposition

Tga is transposition of the great arteries.
Essentially the aorta takes off from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle. Babies are cyanotic after birth. Tga is a very fixable problem.

In brief: Transposition

Tga is transposition of the great arteries.
Essentially the aorta takes off from the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the left ventricle. Babies are cyanotic after birth. Tga is a very fixable problem.
Dr. Marco Paliotta
Dr. Marco Paliotta
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tga

transposition of great arteries and there are 2 main types.
one is D-TGA the is corrected transposition. In both cases great arteries arise from the ventricle that they are not supposed to arise from.

In brief: Tga

transposition of great arteries and there are 2 main types.
one is D-TGA the is corrected transposition. In both cases great arteries arise from the ventricle that they are not supposed to arise from.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Juxtaposition

Tga is transposition of the great arteries.
The structural (morphologic) left ventricle and the mitral valve and its associated great artery supplying de-oxygenated blood to the body, are on the right and the right ventricle with its associated tricuspid valve with its great artery supplying oxygenated blood to the lungs are on the left. Tga is the commonest cyanotic congenital heart disease.

In brief: Juxtaposition

Tga is transposition of the great arteries.
The structural (morphologic) left ventricle and the mitral valve and its associated great artery supplying de-oxygenated blood to the body, are on the right and the right ventricle with its associated tricuspid valve with its great artery supplying oxygenated blood to the lungs are on the left. Tga is the commonest cyanotic congenital heart disease.
Dr. Satyabrata Chatterjee
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Dr. Joshua Murphy
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Transposition

Tga... Short for transposition of the great arteries.
.."basic tga" is a situation where the two main blood vessels from the heart are in an abnormal position...It requires surgery in the first week or so of life.

In brief: Transposition

Tga... Short for transposition of the great arteries.
.."basic tga" is a situation where the two main blood vessels from the heart are in an abnormal position...It requires surgery in the first week or so of life.
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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: TGA

Transposition of the great arteries.
Normally blood returning to the heart, goes through pulmonary artery to lungs to get oxygen; it the enters left side of heart and hoes out through aorta to rest of body. In tga, blood returning to heart goes from right side back out to body via aorta without picking up oxygen in lungs. It is a parallel circuit. Is lethal without a mixing communication.

In brief: TGA

Transposition of the great arteries.
Normally blood returning to the heart, goes through pulmonary artery to lungs to get oxygen; it the enters left side of heart and hoes out through aorta to rest of body. In tga, blood returning to heart goes from right side back out to body via aorta without picking up oxygen in lungs. It is a parallel circuit. Is lethal without a mixing communication.
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
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Dr. Sergio Cossu
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Transposition of art

It is a congenital condition where the pulmonary artery (which normally arises from the right) will come out of the left ventricle.
And the aorta which normally arises from the left ventricle comes out of the right. This is incompatible with life due to deoxygenated blood circulating in the systemic circ. In corrected tga the ventricles switch which now allows for two wrongs to make a right.

In brief: Transposition of art

It is a congenital condition where the pulmonary artery (which normally arises from the right) will come out of the left ventricle.
And the aorta which normally arises from the left ventricle comes out of the right. This is incompatible with life due to deoxygenated blood circulating in the systemic circ. In corrected tga the ventricles switch which now allows for two wrongs to make a right.
Dr. Sergio Cossu
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Dr. Carlos Orrego
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Tga

Transpostion of great arteries. It is a congenital defect .

In brief: Tga

Transpostion of great arteries. It is a congenital defect .
Dr. Carlos Orrego
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