Reoperation was carried out in two patients who had previously undergone correction for tetralogy of Fallot and presented with severe pulmonary hypertension. One patient who had undergone intracardiac repair five years earlier had a residual ventricular septal defect (VSD), right ventricular outflow (RVOT) obstruction, patent ductus arteriosus and severe pulmonary hypertension. The second patient, who had undergone intracardiac repair four years earlier, also had a residual VSD and RVOT obstruction. Both underwent VSD closure, RVOT resection and pulmonary valve replacement and did well postoperatively. We recommend aggressive surgical treatment in such patients even in the presence of pulmonary hypertension.
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Sankar, N.M., Ponoth, P., Rajan, S. et al. Reoperation for residual defects following intracardiac repair for tetralogy of Fallot. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Sur 10, 57–60 (1994). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02860883
- Ventricular Septal Defect
- Right Ventricular Outflow Tract
- Right Atrial
- Pulmonary Valve Replacement
- Ventricular Septal Defect Closure