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Interpretation and Reporting of Coronary Arteries in Transposition of the Great Arteries: Cross-sectional Imaging Perspective

Swanson, Sara K., MD*; Sayyouh, Mohamed M., MD; Bardo, Dianna M.E., MD; Ghadimi Mahani, Maryam, MD; Lu, Jimmy C., MD†,§; Dorfman, Adam L., MD†,§; Agarwal, Prachi P., MD, MS

doi: 10.1097/RTI.0000000000000333
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Knowledge of coronary artery nomenclature in transposition of the great arteries is essential, given the increasing population of adults with congenital heart disease and greater utilization of imaging in these patients. This article reviews appropriate terminology for describing coronary artery anatomy, commonly encountered coronary artery patterns, and postoperative coronary complications in the setting of transposition of the great arteries.

*Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, NC

Departments of Radiology

§Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Department of Radiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix, AZ

The University of Michigan IRB approved this retrospective study.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence to: Prachi P. Agarwal, MD, MS, Department of Radiology, Division of Cardiothoracic Radiology, University of Michigan Health Service, 1500 E Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (e-mail:

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