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Transposition of Great Vessels MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Transposition of Great Vessels
Tree Number(s)
C14.240.400.915
C14.280.400.915
C16.131.240.400.915
Unique ID
D014188
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Dextro-Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries
Transposition of Great Arteries
NLM Classification #
WG 220
See Also
Arterial Switch Operation
Public MeSH Note
65
History Note
65
Date Established
1965/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/07/09
Transposition of Great Vessels Preferred
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