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Arterial Switch Surgery

The arterial switch is an open-heart surgical procedure, which is also known as the Jatene switch procedure. This procedure is an intervention designed to correct the dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) at the level of the aorta and pulmonary artery. It is an open heart surgery that restores normal blood circulation in a baby’s body.
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Overview

The arterial switch is an open-heart surgical procedure, which is also known as the Jatene switch procedure. This procedure is an intervention designed to correct the dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) at the level of the aorta and pulmonary artery.

It is an open heart surgery that restores normal blood circulation in a baby’s body.

Arterial Switch is a major surgery, which has a great success rate (99%).

This procedure is mainly performed in newborn babies (mainly within the first week of birth).

Symptoms

  • The arterial switch is often detected as soon as the baby is born or during the first week of life.
  • Other symptoms are:
  • Severe lack of oxygen.
  • The blue color of the skin (cyanosis)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lack of appetite
  • Poor weight gain

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