Options for treatment for adult patients with Tetralogy of Fallot. What is tetralogy of Fallot? Tetralogy of Fallot is a rare, complex congenital (present at birth) heart defect. Named after the physician who first described this condition in , tetralogy of Fallot is the name for a cluster of four heart defects. Oct 14, · Most adults with tetralogy of Fallot have had it repaired in childhood. Many people are symptom free but may have residual or recurrent problems. These include valve leakage of blood into the heart's right side, blockage of blood leaving the heart's right side and heart rhythm problems.
Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is a complex heart defect. If you have ToF, you are born with four different heart problems: A hole in the wall between your heart’s main pumping chambers (ventricular septal defect or VSD) A valve between your heart and lungs that is too narrow (pulmonary stenosis or PS). How is tetralogy of Fallot surgically repaired in an adult? Surgical repair for tetralogy of Fallot is complex, delicate and highly technical, and should be performed by a surgeon who specializes in adult congenital heart disease. The operation will involve a combination of techniques to fix all four defects.
Tetralogy of Fallot consists of a hole between the right and left ventricle (VSD) in conjunction with an obstruction between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery (pulmonary stenosis). Tetralogy of Fallot | Schneeweiss Adult Congenital Heart Center. Most symptomatic adults with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) require some type of surgical procedure, of which pulmonary valve replacement is the most common (usually performed under cardiopulmonary.
Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) occurs in approximately 1 in live births and accounts for % of infants born with congenital heart disease. Surgical repair was first introduced in the s and there is now a large population of adults with repaired tetralogy. Many of the short term aspects of Cited by: Tetralogy of Fallot occurs approximately times per million live births. It accounts for 7 to 10% of all congenital heart abnormalities, making it the most common cyanotic heart defect.  Males and females are affected equally. Symptoms: Episodes of bluish color to the skin, .