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Complete transposition of the great arteries

Abstract

Transposition of the great arteries is an abnormality of ventriculoarterial connection, with the aorta originating from the morphologically right ventricle and the pulmonary artery from the morphologically left ventricle. The aorta is anterior and slightly to the right of the main pulmonary artery. The aortic valve is to the right of the pulmonary valve but still anterior to it. The main pulmonary artery is in a position, with respect to the left ventricle, such that there is direct flow into the right pulmonary artery; as a consequence the right pulmonary artery becomes larger, with more flow to the right lung.

Keywords

Ventricular Septal Defect Main Pulmonary Artery Great Artery Arterial Switch Operation Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction 
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