L-Transposition of Great Arteries (L-TGA)

  • Atooshe Rohani
Part of the Clinical Cases in Cardiology book series (CCC)


This case is a 25- year- old gentleman presented with shortness of breath, found to have L-TGA. In this part, segmental echocardiographic approach to congenital heart disease is reviewed.


L-transposition of great arteries Congenital heart disease Dyspnea 

Supplementary material

Movie 43.1

Para-sternal long axis of the patient with LTGA clearly shows two parallel great arteries (AVI 303 kb)

Movie 43.2

Apical 4 chambers shows more apical left side valve (AVI 12287 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Atooshe Rohani
    • 1
  1. 1.Northern Ontario School of MedicineThunder BayCanada

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