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.