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Tetralogy of Fallot

  • Constantine Mavroudis
  • Joseph A. Dearani
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Abstract

Anywhere in the world, it is exceedingly rare to encounter a patient who has survived to adulthood with unoperated tetralogy of Fallot. Almost as rare is to see a patient with palliated tetralogy of Fallot who has undergone a series of systemic-to-pulmonary artery shunts without complete repair. In most cases, these patients tend to have had complex tetralogy with pulmonary atresia and major aortopulmonary collateral arteries deemed unsuitable for repair.

Keywords

Adult congenital heart surgery Tetralogy repair in the adult Pulmonary valve sparing techniques 

Abbreviations

Ao

Aorta

PA

Pulmonary artery

PFO

Patent foramen ovale

PTFE

Polytetrafluoroethylene

RA

Right atrium

RV

Right ventricle

RVOT

Right ventricular outflow tract

VSD

Ventricular septal defect

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020

Authors and Affiliations

  • Constantine Mavroudis
    • 1
  • Joseph A. Dearani
    • 2
  1. 1.Professor of SurgeryJohns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children’s HospitalSt. PetersburgUSA
  2. 2.Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiac SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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