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the large trunk artery that carries blood from the left ventricle of the heart to branch arteries

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TOF is characterized by a large ventricular septal defect (VSD), right ventricular hypertrophy, right ventricular outflow obstruction (RVOT) and an overriding aorta.
In pulmonary atresia there is an overriding aorta with atresia of the pulmonary artery which can appear very similar to a CAT on echocardiographic examination.
Tetralogy of Fallot is characterized by four different cardiac malformations: ventricular septal defect, pulmonary stenosis, overriding aorta and right ventricular hypertrophy.
When development of the SHF is compromised, alignment defects such as double outlet right ventricle (DORV; the aorta and pulmonary trunk both exit from the right ventricle) or overriding aorta (when the aorta straddles the interventricular septum) occur.