Complete Transposition of the Great Vessels
Unusual Longevity in a Case with Subpulmonary Stenosis
A case of survival to the age of 11 years is reported in a patient with complete transposition of the great vessels. Additional malformations in the form of subpulmonary stenosis, ventricular septal defect, and patent ductcus arteriosus may have contributed to the unusually long period of survival. Surgical creation of an atrial septal defect and of a subclavian-pulmonary arterial anastomosis when the patient was 3 years old may have augmented the beneficial effects of the existing associated malformations.
- © 1964 American Heart Association, Inc.