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A rare cause of dyspnea: Isolated congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries

Zeynep Ulutas, Erkan Yildirim, Hasan Abdelrahman, Siho Hidayet.


Corrected transposition of the great arteries is a rare pathology with an incidence of 1% among the congenital heart diseases. It is thought to have multifactorial inheritance. It is mostly seen in men. If there is no concomitant pathology, the blood flow is physiological and does not show symptoms until advanced ages. Life expectancy is close to normal in those with isolated pathology. Risk factors determining mortality include progressive right ventricular dysfunction, AV block, and severe tricuspid insufficiency. In this case, we present a CCTGA patient with dyspnea symptoms without any additional pathology.

Key words: Congenital heart disease; dyspnea; echocardiography

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