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Encyclopedia > Great arteries

Great arteries is a term used to refer collectively to the primary arteries of the heart, which include: Section of an artery An artery or arterial is also a class of highway. ... The heart and lungs, from an older edition of Grays Anatomy. ...


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Dextro-transposition of the great arteries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2503 words)
dextro-Transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA), sometimes also referred to as complete transposition of the great arteries, is a cyanotic congenital heart defect (CHD) in which the primary arteries (the aorta and the pulmonary artery) are transposed, with the aorta anterior and to the right of the pulmonary artery.
Pulmonary artery banding is used in a small number of cases of d-TGA, usually when the corrective surgery needs to be delayed, to create an artificial stenosis in order to control pulmonary blood pressure; PAB involves placing a band around the pulmonary trunk, this band can then be quickly and easily adjusted when necessary.
The procedure involves detaching the base of both the aorta and pulmonary artery, including the associated valve from the surface of the heart; the coronary arteries are then detached from the pulmonary trunk and reattached to the aorta, before reattaching both the aorta and pulmonary arteries to their normal positions.
Great Vessels (1265 words)
There are two principal aspects the description of the great arteries, these being the interrelationships of the aortic and pulmonary valves and those of the ascending portions of the great arteries one to another.
It is represented subsequently by the attachment of the arterial ligament to the underside of the arch.
The trunk in the fetus continues as the arterial duct into the descending aorta, the right and left pulmonary arteries being side branches from the flow pathway from the duct to the aorta.
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