Great vessels

Great vessels are the large vessels that bring blood to and from the heart.[1] These are:[1][2][3]

Anterior view of the heart, with all great vessels labeled.

Transposition of the great vessels is a group of congenital heart defects involving an abnormal spatial arrangement of any of the great vessels.[4]


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  2. Moore, Keith L.,. Clinically oriented anatomy. Dalley, Arthur F., II,, Agur, A. M. R., (Seventh ed.). Philadelphia. ISBN 1451119453. OCLC 813301028.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  3. "Heart". Kenhub. Retrieved 2019-09-28.
  4. Warnes Carole A. (2006-12-12). "Transposition of the Great Arteries". Circulation. 114 (24): 2699–2709. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.105.592352.

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