We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
Complete transposition of the great arteries (TGA) is a congenital heart defect in which the aorta fully, or almost fully, exits the right ventricle (RV) and the pulmonary artery fully, or almost fully, exists the left ventricle (LV).
The key sign is cyanosis, which is when there is a blueish cast to the skin. Cyanosis is more intense in cases of complete transposition of the great arteries where there is no ventricular septal defect (VSD).
It tends to be diagnosed before birth through foetal ultrasound. Around 70% of cases are diagnosed in the first few months of foetal development.
Complete transposition of the great arteries can be associated with other anomalies such as ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis or aortic arch hypoplasia. In these cases it is known as “complex complete transposition of the great arteries”.
The severity of any related defects must be investigated to determine the best type of surgery in each case.
An arterial switch, anatomical correction or the Jatene procedure is the most commonly used technique to treat complete transposition of the great arteries at the neonatal stage. Through this technique, the pulmonary artery is connected to the right ventricle and the aorta to the left ventricle. The coronary arteries are also transferred to the new aorta.
Most patients reach adulthood without needing further procedures and with a quality of life comparable to the normal population.
Plastic Surgery and Burns
Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery
Paediatric Oncological Surgery Unit
Foetal Medicine and Surgery Unit
Paediatric Intensive Care
Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit
Hereditary Angioedema Unit
Obstetrics and Reproductive Medicine
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Nutritional Support and Paediatric Hepatic Transplants
Paediatric Oncology and Haematology
Obstetrics Ultrasound Unit
Social Obstetrics Unit
Gynaecological Oncology and Pathology of the Lower Genital Tract
Diagnostic and Interventional Haemodynamics
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Prenatal Diagnosis Unit
Perinatal Mental Health Unit
General and Digestive Surgery
Paediatric Cardiac Surgery
Pneumology, allergology and cystic fibrosis
Diabetes and Pregnancy Unit
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Obstetric and Gynaecological Emergency Care
Paediatric Hospitalisation and Hospital Paediatrics Unit
Anaesthesia, Resuscitation and Pain Management
Paediatric Maxillofacial Surgery
Paediatric Digestive Surgery and Transplants
Paediatric emergency care
Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology
Neonatal and Foetal Surgery
Endocrine, Metabolic, and Bariatric Surgery
Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults
Prematurity Prevention Unit
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