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Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) initially presenting in the sixth decade.
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PMID:  19840081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) has become increasingly important in adult cardiology. A 54-year-old female presented with symptoms and signs of new onset heart failure. Echocardiography showed congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) with systolic dysfunction of the systemic right ventricle, ejection fraction was 15 to 20% and no other associated abnormalities. CCTGA is often missed in cardiology practice due to failure to recognize the abnormal position of the ventricles and the associated AV valves. One percent of patients with CCTGA are uncomplicated without VSD, PS or Ebstein's anomaly of the systemic AV valve; this was the case for our patient. Most patients present in early adulthood. The mechanism of systemic ventricular failure has been related to fibrosis due to oxygen supply and demand mismatch.
Renee P Bullock-Palmer; Andrew Rohen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1540-8175     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-20     Completed Date:  2010-01-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1118-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Kings County Hospital Center, State University of New York, New York, NY 10025, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Transposition of Great Vessels / complications*,  ultrasonography*
Ventricular Dysfunction, Right / etiology*,  ultrasonography*

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