Tip 196: cyanotic congenital heart disease 2

The cyanotic causes of congenital cardiac disease in the neonatal period can be split into:

Those with right to left shunt:

  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Tricuspid atresia
  • Ebstein’s anomaly

Those with common mixing:

  • Truncus arteriosus, double inlet / outlet ventricles
  • Transpositon of the Great Arteries (TGA)
  • Total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage (especially obstructed)

Reference: Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill. Chapter 28. Pg 646.

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