Discordance is the Key
This article was originally published by Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. and was migrated to Scientific Scholar after the change of Publisher.
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. A 54 Yr old male patient referred to our hospital for the management of post MI VSD. At the presentation Patient had mild central cyanosis, clubbing grade 2 and the vitals are stable. Cardiac examination revealed a 2/6 long ESM in a left parasternal area with pulsations in left 2nd and 3rd ICS. There is a lot of discrepancy in both clinical examination and workup. After detailed evaluation patient is diagnosed as having cyanotic congenital heart disease – L TGA + VSD with PS. Survival up to this age is very rare with this combination of associated defects in LTG. The patient is misdiagnosed as coronary artery disease with mechanical complication in another hospital. Unless there is suspicion and having knowledge about the asymptomatic presentation of congenital heart diseases up to this age group, patients will be misdiagnosed and treatment will be delayed.