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Descriptor English: Transposition of Great Vessels
Descriptor Spanish: Transposición de los Grandes Vasos
Descriptor Portuguese: Transposição dos Grandes Vasos
Descriptor French: Transposition des gros vaisseaux
Entry term(s): Dextro Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
Dextro-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
Great Arteries Transposition
Great Arteries Transpositions
Great Vessels Transposition
Great Vessels Transpositions
Transposition of Great Arteries
Tree number(s): C14.240.400.915
C14.280.400.915
C16.131.240.400.915
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014188
Scope note: A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the AORTA arises entirely from the RIGHT VENTRICLE, and the PULMONARY ARTERY arises from the LEFT VENTRICLE. Consequently, the pulmonary and the systemic circulations are parallel and not sequential, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is re-circulated by the right ventricle via aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs. This is a potentially lethal form of heart disease in newborns and infants.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 65
History Note: 65
Related: Arterial Switch Operation MeSH
DeCS ID: 14580
Unique ID: D014188
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Date Established: 1965/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/09
Transposition of Great Vessels - Preferred
Concept UI M0021842
Scope note A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the AORTA arises entirely from the RIGHT VENTRICLE, and the PULMONARY ARTERY arises from the LEFT VENTRICLE. Consequently, the pulmonary and the systemic circulations are parallel and not sequential, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is re-circulated by the right ventricle via aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs. This is a potentially lethal form of heart disease in newborns and infants.
Preferred term Transposition of Great Vessels
Entry term(s) Dextro Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
Dextro-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
Great Arteries Transposition
Great Arteries Transpositions
Great Vessels Transposition
Great Vessels Transpositions
Transposition of Great Arteries



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