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Late ventricular tachycardia after repair of tetralogy of Fallot

  • F. Marçon
  • C. Pernot
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 71)

Abstract

Because of recent advances in surgical techniques and postoperative care, the number of patients surviving correction of congenital heart defects is becoming significant and the long-term sequelae of these repairs are assuming greater importance. Long-term electrophysiologic consequences of repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) include atrioventricular and intraventricular conduction defects, sinus node dysfunction and ventricular arrhythmias. An increasing amount of evidence suggests that malignant ventricular arrhythmias are a cause of late sudden death in patients after repair of TOF and apparented malformations with obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract (ventricular septal defect associated with pulmonary valve stenosis, double outlet right ventricle, truncus arteriosus). Recent attention, therefore, has been focused on the detection, prevention and treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in these patients.

Keywords

Sudden Death Ventricular Tachycardia Ventricular Arrhythmia Ventricular Septal Defect Right Bundle Branch Block 
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  • C. Pernot

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