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Congenital Heart Defects:
Truncus Arteriosus Type 1
(Fixed)



How to fix it:
The surgical operation to fix this problem involves constructing a graft-like hose from the right side of the heart to meet the Pulmonary Arteries before they branch off and closing the hole between the two ventricles.

Now the circulation will be normal because the blood in the Right Ventricle will enter the hose and continue on to the Pulmonary Arteries and on to the lungs.

Likewise, the blood in the Left Ventricle will continue as it should to the Aorta because the hole between the two ventricles has been patched.

   

Problems with the Walls:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) : Fix | Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) : Fix

Problems with the Doors:
Tricuspid Valve Atresia : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3 | Ebstein's Anomaly
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
| Aortic Valve Stenosis

Problems with the Chambers:
Hypoplastic Right Ventricle

Problems with the Hallways:
Coarctation of the Aorta : Fix | Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Transposition of the Great Arteries : Fixed
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Problems with the Plumbing:
Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Artery

Problems Involving More Than One Part of the Heart:
Tetralogy of Fallot : Fixed
Truncus Arteriosus : Fixed | Common Atrioventricular Canal : Fix 1 | Fix 2

Ductus Arteriosus : Fix 1 | Fix 2


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