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MÆDICA - a Journal of Clinical Medicine | Vol. 11, nr. 4, 2016
ISSN 1841-9038  |  e-ISSN 2069-6116
ISSN-L 1841-9038
CNCSIS - CMR - B+

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Prenatal Diagnosis in Great Artery Trasposition and Implications in Postnatal Outcome

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ABSTRACT

Great artery transposition, one of the most frequent and severe cyanotic heart malformations, represented the subject of many studies and research up to this moment. Although postnatal period is critical in this pathology, with correct management patients can benefit from complete surgical correction - arterial switch operation with good long term evolution. Prenatal diagnosis of Great Artery Transposition has an important contribution in choosing the appropriate treatment at the right time in postnatal period so that specific complications resulting from delaying the initiation of specific therapies can be avoided. This article proposes a review of existing data at this moment related to the importance of prenatal diagnosis in Great Artery Transposition and underlines how an accurate fetal diagnosis influences the decision of establishing the appropriate treatment in postnatal life for the children with this type of malformation and the complications that can be avoided.
Keywords: Prenatal diagnosis in great artery transposition

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