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Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

Key Points about Transposition of the Great Arteries

  • In TGA, your child’s aorta is connected to the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle. This is the reverse of a normal heart.
  • A newborn with TGA will usually have bluish skin color in the first days of life.
  • All children with a TGA will need to have surgery to fix it.
  • Most children who have surgery for this condition will grow and develop normally. Your child will still need to see his or her heart doctor for checkups and may require more surgery in the future.
  • What is transposition of the great arteries (TGA)?
  • What causes TGA?
  • What are the symptoms of TGA?
  • How is TGA diagnosed?
  • How is TGA treated?
  • What are the complications of TGA?
  • How will my child live with TGA?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?