Corrected Transposition of the Great Vessels in a 73-Year-Old Man
The case of a 73-year-old white man with corrected transposition of the great vessels and associated mitral and mild aortic regurgitation is reported. The patient's survival was the longest of any patient with this defect reported to date. Although the condition is theoretically compatible with a normal life span, few patients with this lesion survive past 40 years of age because of associated congenital defects or the subsequent development of A-V valvular insufficiency or heart block, or both.
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