Fallot's tetralogy


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Related to Fallot's tetralogy: patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, Eisenmenger syndrome, Overriding aorta, Coarctation of aorta

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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Because many patients operated upon for Fallot's tetralogy eventually have the same physiology as our patient, and consequently large right atria, atrial flutter is a common late sequela of operative repair.
Anomalous origin of the pulmonary artery is a rare entity, usually associated with Fallot's tetralogy and the left branch is more commonly affected.
He has severe Down's Syndrome and Fallot's tetralogy, a terminal heart condition.
SYLVIA Webb, 46, lost three babies in botched heart operations for Fallot's Tetralogy.