Criss-cross heart

Also known as: Criss-cross atrioventricular relationships, Superoinferior ventricles, Twisted atrioventricular connections



Criss cross heart (CCH) is a cardiac malformation where the inflow streams of the two ventricles cross due to twisting of the heart about its major axis. The clinical features depend on the particular cardiac defects associated, like simple or corrected transposition of the great arteries and ventricular septal defects.

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Medical Term Other Names Description
Abnormal cardiac septum morphology Septal defects, Heart septal defect, Abnormality of the cardiac septa [more] An anomaly of the intra-atrial or intraventricular septum.
Transposition of the great arteries Transposition of great vessels A complex congenital heart defect in which the aorta arises from the morphologic right ventricle and the pulmonary artery arises from the morphologic left ventricle.
Ventricular septal defect Ventriculoseptal defect A hole between the two bottom chambers (ventricles) of the heart. The defect is centered around the most superior aspect of the ventricular septum.

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