Transposition of the Great Arteries: Signs and Symptoms

What are some of the symptoms of transposition of the great arteries?

Children with transposition of the great arteries are usually diagnosed within a few weeks of birth.

The most common symptom is cyanosis, which is a blue tint to the skin that is caused when not enough oxygen gets to a child’s body.

Other symptoms to look for are:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Clubbed feet and toes
  • Poor feeding
  • Sweating during feeding

Who is at risk of transposition of the great arteries?

Transposition of the great arteries is a very rare congenital heart defect. Boys are more susceptible to D-type transposition, although the reason is not known. Children with a family history of transposition are more likely to develop the condition.