Dextro transposition of the great arteries (D TGA) is a congenital cyanotic heart defect in which the pulmonary artery and the aorta are transposed. In this lesson, you’ll review normal cardiopulmonary circulation (which is essential to understanding this condition) and learn: 

  • How the abnormal anatomy of D TGA affects physiology
  • Why you actually want the child with D TGA to have another congenital heart defect
  • Signs and symptoms of D TGA
  • How the condition is diagnosed
  • Risk factors for developing this congenital heart defect
  • Treatments for D TGA


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