In this condition, the large blood vessels that carry blood from the heart to the lungs and body aren’t connected as they should be. The aorta is connected to the right ventricle. It should be connected to the left ventricle. The pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle when it should be connected to the right ventricle. In TGA, the following occurs:
This is the opposite of a normal heart.
Babies cannot live with this condition unless they get treatment.
TGA may occur on its own. Or your child may also have other heart problems. Sometimes the other heart issues help a child with TGA to live. Other heart problems may allow some oxygen to be sent to your baby’s body. Heart defects that can happen with TGA include: