Transposition of the Great Arteries Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Apr 11, 2017
  • Author: John R Charpie, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Howard S Weber, MD, FSCAI  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Important considerations

Note the following:

  • Consider transposition of the great arteries (TGA), particularly in a cyanotic newborn

  • Adequately delineate coronary artery anatomy preoperatively

  • Appropriately interpret diagnostic information, including echocardiography, radiography, and oxygenation studies

  • Inform patients and caregivers of young children regarding the potential complications of surgery, including death

Differential Diagnoses