tetralogy of Fallot


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tetralogy of Fallot

[tə′träl·ə·jē əv fa′lō]
(medicine)
A congenital abnormality of the heart consisting of pulmonary stenosis, defect of the interventricular septum, hypertrophy of the right ventricle, and overriding or dextroposition of the aorta. Also known as tetrad of Fallot.
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Indicators of hemodynamic abnormalities--such as increased right ventricular dimension, decreased right ventricular function, or a left ventricular ejection fraction of less than 40%--boost the risk for sudden death when they are coincident with prolonged QRS in patients who had tetralogy of Fallot.
The terms total correction and complete repair are misnomers when applied to most operations for congenital heart disease, especially operations for tetralogy of Fallot and other cyanotic conditions.
R My daughter was also born with the heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot.
In contrast, the rate was 20% in patients with atrial septal defects, 15% in those with tetralogy of Fallot, and less than 10% in patients with other forms of ACHD.
Pierre of Auburn whose 4-year-old daughter, Bryna, has tetralogy of Fallot heart disease, said she learned of the event while at Bryna's doctor's appointment in Boston.
SSRIs' use in that study also was linked with an increased risk of tetralogy of Fallot, she told this newspaper.
Jacob has trisomy 19q, tetralogy of fallot (the most common form of congenital heart disease), cerebral palsy, seizures, and kidney failure.
It's hard to imagine that at 4-months of age, Max was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect in children.
The plight of the boy who suffers from Tetralogy of Fallot was reported by Khaleej Times on June 12 and subsequently, his parents' SOS has been answered.
SG pulmonary cardiac patch has FDA 510(k) clearance for the repair or reconstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT), which is a surgery commonly performed in children with congenital heart defects, such as Tetralogy of Fallot, Truncus Arteriosus, and Pulmonary Atresia.
He and wife Nadine, spent hours hoping that little Sebastian, who was born with the heart condition tetralogy of fallot, would pull through after undergoing heart surgery at the Freeman Hospital's Children's Heart Unit.
The authors consider that as the syndrome has important clinical and reproductive implications, genetic testing should be considered in all adult patients with tetralogy of Fallot and pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect.