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G Ital Cardiol. 1998 Jun;28(6):714-7.

Therapeutic assessment of adult patients with isolated corrected transposition of the great arteries.

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II Dept. of Cardiology, La Sapienza University of Rome.

Abstract

Corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare congenital heart disease, affecting 1% of children with cardiac malformation. Patients with transposition of the great arteries and without associated cardiovascular anomalies are very infrequent and may remain undiagnosed until adult life, because they usually are asymptomatic until the fourth or fifth decades. At this time, most symptoms occur in close connection with deterioration in systemic (right) ventricle performance and with an increase in left atrial pressure. In this report, we describe two new adult cases of isolated, corrected transposition of the great arteries, offering several considerations on their clinical profile and therapeutic assessment.

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