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Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries in an 80 year old woman
  1. M Roffi,
  2. S F de Marchi,
  3. C Seiler
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University Hospital Inselspital, Freiburgstrasse, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland
  1. Dr Seiler. email: Cseiler{at}


Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is a rare form of congenital heart disease characterised by atrioventricular as well as ventriculoarterial discordance. It is usually associated with a variety of severe intracardiac defects. Few patients with this abnormality survive past 50 years. An 80 year old woman was admitted to the hospital because of mild congestive heart failure. Cardiac examination revealed a 4/6 holosystolic and a 2/6 decrescendo diastolic murmur at the left sternal border. Radiography, echocardiography, and computed tomography confirmed newly diagnosed CCTGA without associated intracardiac defects.

  • corrected transposition of the great arteries
  • adult congenital heart disease
  • natural history
  • congenital heart disease

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