Transposition of the Great Arteries

Constantine Mavroudis*, Carl Backer

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter covers transposition of the great arteries (TGA), starting with embryologic and anatomic considerations, physiology, and clinical presentation, then covering medical and surgical management, results and analysis, arterial switch and ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure for TGA and VSD, staged repair of TGA with intact ventricular septum, arterial switch operation for double-outlet right ventricle and subpulmonary ventricular septal defect (Taussig-Bing anomaly), staged arterial switch operation for right ventricular failure after the atrial baffle procedure, complications following the arterial switch operation, TGA-VSD-coarctation/interrupted aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Cardiac Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)9781405196529
StatePublished - Feb 28 2013


  • Arterial switch operation
  • Cannulation
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Coronary artery transfer
  • Myocardial protection
  • Neoaortic reconstruction
  • Neopulmonary artery reconstruction
  • Pericardial harvest
  • Transposition of great arteries
  • Ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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