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This article is part of a series.
Investigations
Physical examination
Electrocardiography
Imaging techniques
Stress testing
Tilt testing
Cardiac catherization
Conditions
Cardiac arrhythmias
Congenital heart disease
Endocardial disease
Heart failure
Ischaemic heart disease
Pericardial diasease
Valvular heart disease
Vascular disease
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Transposition of the great vessels is a congenital heart defect in which the aorta arises from the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle as opposed to the other way around. There is usually also a ventricular septal defect present which enables blood flow between the ventricles.