[Transposition of the great arteries: long-term follow-up].

Title[Transposition of the great arteries: long-term follow-up].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMeijboom EJ, Sekarski N, Bouchardy J, Di Bernardo S, Mivelaz Y, von Segesser LK, Meijboom FJ, Hurni M
JournalRevue médicale suisse
Pagination1381-2, 1384
Date Published2006 May 24

The management of transposition of the great arteries has changed importantly over the last decades. New techniques are employed for the diagnosis and surgical intervention has improved. This has lead to an increasing number of long-term survivors, who require specialised and focussed follow-up, depending on their type of surgical repair Mustard/Senning of arterial Switch. The long-term problems vary for each type of repair and require a specific approach, pharmacotherapy, catheter intervention or surgery. These complex sequellae implicate that transposition patients are never completely cured and probably will have a limited life span.

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