Transposition of the great arteries symptoms include:
- Blue color of the skin (cyanosis)
- Shortness of breath
- Lack of appetite
- Poor weight gain
When to see a doctor
Transposition of the great arteries is often detected as soon as your baby is born or during the first week of life. If signs and symptoms didn't appear in the hospital, seek emergency medical help if you notice that your baby develops bluish discoloration of the skin (cyanosis), especially involving the lips and face.
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