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Why is transposition of the great vessels so deadly?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Tga

there are 2 types , one D TGA needs immediate surgery in first days of life.
Then you have good life expectancy, not necessarily if it is fixed in time. Other is L-TGA or corrected TGA and that one may not ever need surgery, however sometimes needs surgery and sometimes things may go worse since aorta is supported by a weaker ventricle-RV.

In brief: Tga

there are 2 types , one D TGA needs immediate surgery in first days of life.
Then you have good life expectancy, not necessarily if it is fixed in time. Other is L-TGA or corrected TGA and that one may not ever need surgery, however sometimes needs surgery and sometimes things may go worse since aorta is supported by a weaker ventricle-RV.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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