Transposition of the Great Vessels
The vast majority of cases of transposition of the great vessels can be diagnosed in the first few weeks of life with electrocardiogram, x-ray and fluoroscope. The clinical pattern and the diagnostic features are described in detail. The degree of cyanosis, the characteristic heart shape and progressive increase in size coupled with generous hilar shadows all suggest this diagnosis. A new suggestion is made regarding possible surgical therapy using an extracorporeal circulation.
- © 1953 American Heart Association, Inc.