Transposition of the Great Vessels Antidepressant Birth Defect

May 30, 2011

What is Transposition of the Great Vessels?

Transposition of the great vessels (TGV) is a rare heart defect that is typically present at birth. In transposition of the great vessels the two main articles leaving the heart are transposed (reversed). Transposition of the great vessels alters the way that blood circulates throughout the body which leaves a deficiency of blood flowing from the heart to the remainder of the body.

Lacking an adequate supply of oxygen-rich blood, the body is unable to function properly. Transposition of the great vessels is usually detected within the first few weeks of life. Surgery soon after birth is typically required for babies having transposition of the great vessels.

Symptoms of Transposition of the Great Vessels (TGV)

Symptoms of transposition of the great vessels typically include some or all of the following:

• Lack of appetite

• Poor weight gain

• Blue color of the skin

• Shortness of breath

Causes of Transposition of the Great Vessels – Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy

Transposition of the great vessels (TGV) typically occurs during fetal growth when the infant’s heart is still developing. The use of SSRI antidepressants such as Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, Celexa, or Lexapro during all or part of the pregnancy may significantly increase the risk of a congenital heart defect such as transposition of the great vessels (TGV).

Transposition of the Great Vessels – Birth Defect Lawsuit

If your child was born with transposition of the great vessels (TGV) or other congenital heart defects and an SSRI such as Zoloft, Prozac, Lexapro, Paxil or Celexa was taken during all or part of the pregnancy, then call now for a free SSRI Antidepressant Lawsuit Consultation. You and your child may have a legal right to monetary compensation for damages and injuries. Call 1-800-883-9858 or fill out the form on the right for your free legal consultation.



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