Fallot's tetralogy


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Fallot's tetralogy

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Fallot's tetralogy

Cardiology A group of 4 congenital heart defects–VSD, pulmonary valve or infundibular stenosis, a dextropositioned aorta which straddles the interventricular septum and right ventricular hypertrophy. See Fallot's pentalogy, Fallot's trilogy, Pink tetralogy of Fallot, Ventricular septal defect.

Fallot's tetralogy

A common congenital heart disease consisting of four defects-narrowing of the main artery to the lungs (pulmonary artery); a hole in the wall between the two sides of the heart; defective positioning of the main artery of the body (aorta); and enlargement of the main pumping chamber on the right side of the heart (right ventricle). Affected children are breathless, tire easily and usually show bluish skin colour (cyanosis).

Fallot's tetralogy

see tetralogy of Fallot.
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Anomalous origin of the right pulmonary artery from ascending aorta is more frequent as a distinct anomaly, than the left pulmonary artery, but the latter is more often associated with Fallot's tetralogy.
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