Aortopathy in tetralogy of Fallot—a collective review

Abstract

The pathophysiology of aortic diseases in Tetralogy of Fallot has been analyzed in various studies, focusing on the histopathology of the aortic root, altered hemodynamics, and effect of early corrective repair on the incidence of aortic root dilatation. In this review article, we sought to integrate these studies for a better understanding of the natural history and practical implications of aortic root dilatation in Tetralogy of Fallot. This better equips us to appropriately implement potentially effective interventions.

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Ramaprabhu, K., Idhrees, M. & Velayudhan, B. Aortopathy in tetralogy of Fallot—a collective review. Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 35, 575–578 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12055-019-00791-5

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Keywords

  • Adult congenital heart disease
  • Aorta/aortic
  • Congenital heart surgery