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Transposition of the Great Arteries

Alternate Names : Transposition of the Great Vessels, TGA

Transposition of the Great Arteries | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the disease?

The average birth weight and size of a newborn with TGA is larger than normal. Symptoms and signs may include:

  • difficulty breathing, rapid breathing, or shortness of breath
  • a bluish color of the skin, called cyanosis
  • signs of congestive heart failure, which can include swelling in the legs and abdomen
  • heart murmurs, which are abnormal heart sounds
  • low oxygen levels in the blood

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    Transposition of the Great Arteries: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Eric Berlin, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 07/27/01

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