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  • aorta
  • With d-TGA, deoxygenated blood from the right heart is pumped immediately through the aorta and circulated to the body and the heart itself, bypassing the lungs altogether, while the left heart pumps oxygenated blood continuously back into the lungs through the pulmonary artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • transposition of the g
  • dextro-Transposition of the great arteries (d-Transposition of the great arteries, dextro-TGA, or d-TGA), sometimes also referred to as complete transposition of the great arteries, is a birth defect in the large arteries of the heart. (wikipedia.org)
  • arteries
  • these areas are furthest from the heart, and since the circulated blood is not fully oxygenated to begin with, very little oxygen reaches the peripheral arteries. (wikipedia.org)
  • surgery
  • The heart will be stopped to do surgery. (medicalcityhospital.com)
  • However, complex d-TGA may cause a very slight increase to length and risk of the corrective surgery, as most or all other heart defects will normally be repaired at the same time, and the heart becomes "irritated" the more it is manipulated. (wikipedia.org)
  • blood
  • It usually results in extra blood flowing through hole from left to right side resulting in eventual enlargement of the right side of the heart. (healthtap.com)
  • This is because the left-to-right and bidirectional shunting caused by the defects common to complex d-TGA allow a higher amount of oxygen-rich blood to enter the systemic circulation. (wikipedia.org)