A rare lethal combination of premature closure of the foramen ovale and d-transposition of the great arteries with intact ventricular septum

Hui Li Chiou, Anita Moon-Grady, Rafael Rodriguez, Thomas Konia, Mark D Parrish, Jay M Milstein

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We report an infant who presented with cyanosis after birth and was unresponsive to all resuscitative efforts. Emergent echocardiogram showed d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) with an intact ventricular septum. Attempts to perform a bedside balloon atrial septostomy failed due to inability to traverse the atrial septum. Autopsy revealed d-TGA with intact atrial and ventricular septa and patent ductus arteriosus. Though no survivors have been reported for this rare lethal combination of lesions thus far in the literature, we speculate that recent advances in fetal treatment may soon be applicable to infants with this condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 12 2008



  • Congenital heart defects
  • D-transposition of the great arteries
  • Premature closure of the foramen ovale

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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