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Transposition of the great arteries

Transposition of the great arteries - Diagnosis

Diagnosis of Transposition of the great arteries (TGA) can be done either during pregnancy or after the baby is born. 

During pregnancy
Pregnant mothers can go for prenatal tests to check for birth defects. Signs of TGA such as heart murmurs might be detected during an ultrasound scan of the mother, and the doctor might order a fetal echocardiogram (ultrasound scan of the baby’s heart) to see if there are problems with the heart’s structure and function. 

For adults, diagnosis usually starts with a physical examination by a doctor, assessing your medical history and routine tests. If the doctor hears a heart murmur during the physical examination, he/she might order other tests to confirm the diagnosis of TGA. The recommended tests may include:

Transposition of the great arteries - Preparing for surgery

Transposition of the great arteries - Post-surgery care

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