Tetralogy of Fallot is a ventricular septal defect associated with right ventricular (RV) outflow obstruction (infundibular and/or valvular pulmonic stenosis), concentric RV hypertro...
Delayed development and growth
Squatting position, typically following exertion and during “tet” spells (which reduces right-to-left shunting by i...
Good dental hygiene
Routine endocarditis prophylaxis is recommended until repair.
No specific chronic drug therapy in the absence of heart failure
Acute therapy for “t...
Monitor for postoperative complications.
Hickey EJ, Veldtman G, Bradley TJ, et al. Late risk of outcomes for adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot from an inception cohort spanning four decades. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg....
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Age and symptoms at presentation can vary depending on the severity of the defect.
Surgical correction has a high probability of improving survival and outcome.
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