An open heart surgery, arterial switch corrects congenital transposition of the great arteries (TGA). During this procedure, a septal defect is also repaired.
Also Known As:
- Heart surgery
- Open heart surgery
- Artery surgery
Conditions Treated with Arterial Switch:
An arterial switch is utilized in order to treat double-outlet right ventricle and transposition of the great arteries.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to arterial switch.
Anesthesia with Arterial Switch:
Arterial switch is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Arterial Switch:
Possible risks following arterial switch include infection, bleeding, scarring, nerve damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Arterial Switch:
The prognosis for a positive end result following arterial switch is very good.
Recovery from Arterial Switch:
Recovery after arterial switch is six to eight weeks.