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Provided by the Center for Advanced Fetal Care – the Fetal Heart Program
An AV Canal diagnosis typically consists of two different abnormalities occurring at the same time. The first is called an Atrioventricular Septal Defect (ASD) – a relatively common congenital heart defect.
Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) occurs when the aorta and the pulmonary artery are transposed. In TGA, oxygen poor blood goes to the body via the aorta.
The aorta is the main blood vessel that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body. If a patient is diagnosed with interrupted aortic arch, the first part of the aorta does not connect to the aorta in the lower part of the body.
Truncus Arteriosus is a common trunk that includes both the pulmonary artery and aorta. In this condition, the blood pressure in the lungs drops, resulting in too much blood going to the lungs and causing congestive heart failure.
Ebstein Anomaly is a defect of the tricuspid valve, which separates the right atrium from the right ventricle. The valve is displaced into the right ventricle. As a result, the septal leaflet is tied and the anterior leaflet is enlarged.
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR) is a congenital defect in which the pulmonary veins do not connect normally to the left atrium. Normally, the pulmonary veins return oxygen-rich blood to the left atrium.
For additional information, or to make an appointment, please contact the center for Advanced Fetal Care at 410-328-3865.