Long-term Outcomes of the Arterial Switch Operation for d-Transposition of the Great Arteries

Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2018 Sep-Oct;61(3-4):360-364. doi: 10.1016/j.pcad.2018.08.007. Epub 2018 Sep 15.


Dextrotransposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) is a relatively rare form of complex childhood congenital heart disease, which occurs in approximately 0.2 in 1000 live births (Long et al, 2010). The most common palliative procedure for this anatomy has become the arterial switch operation (ASO). We will review in this paper the evidence that is currently available regarding the clinical management following the ASO. Individuals with d-TGA who undergo ASO at a young age thus far have excellent long-term outcomes. Long-term complications for the ASO should be monitored for and patients should have routine follow-up with specialists in adult congenital heart disease.

Keywords: Adult congenital heart disease; Arterial switch; d-Transposition of the great arteries.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aftercare / methods
  • Aftercare / organization & administration
  • Arterial Switch Operation / adverse effects*
  • Arterial Switch Operation / methods
  • Humans
  • Long Term Adverse Effects* / diagnosis
  • Long Term Adverse Effects* / etiology
  • Long Term Adverse Effects* / therapy
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / surgery*