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Transposition of Great Vessels

"Transposition of Great Vessels" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A congenital cardiovascular malformation in which the AORTA arises entirely from the RIGHT VENTRICLE, and the PULMONARY ARTERY from the LEFT VENTRICLE. Consequently, the pulmonary and the systemic circulations are parallel and not sequential, so that the venous return from the peripheral circulation is re-circulated by the right ventricle via aorta to the systemic circulation without being oxygenated in the lungs. This is a potentially lethal form of heart disease in newborns and infants.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Transposition of Great Vessels" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Transposition of Great Vessels" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 171 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2013 and 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.