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Pediatric Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

Key Points About Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) in Children

  • In TGA, your child’s aorta is connected to the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle. This is the reverse of a normal heart.
  • A newborn with TGA will usually have bluish skin color in the first days of life.
  • All children with a TGA will need to have surgery to fix it.
  • Most children who have surgery for this condition will grow and develop normally. Your child will still need to see his or her heart doctor for checkups and may require more surgery in the future.

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Providers Who Treat Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

    Departments that Treat Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA)

    Prenatal Cardiology Program

    Children diagnosed with heart conditions before they are born receive comprehensive, expert care from our fetal cardiology specialists. Learn more about our Prenatal Cardiology Program.

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    Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

    Our pediatric heart surgery team performs twice the number of surgeries of any other hospital in the region, with some of the best outcomes in the nation.

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    Cardiology

    The pediatric heart experts at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provide advanced care for unborn babies, children and young adults with heart conditions.