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MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20838726     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), the most common form of cyanotic congenital heart disease, only a few patients reach adulthood without surgical correction. We present a case of a woman with TOF who was diagnosed at the age of 39 when she presented with features of congestive heart failure. The main factor contributing to her longevity included the slow development of her pulmonary artery stenosis together with left ventricular hypertrophy. Less than 3% of all patients with uncorrected TOF survive beyond their 40s but late operative repair is still a valuable option. This case provides an insight into the late outcome of an older patient with uncorrected TOF.
F Aziz; M Abed
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-14     Completed Date:  2010-10-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  229-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, MSS M, Jersey City Campus, New Jersey, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Failure / diagnosis,  etiology
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications,  diagnosis*,  mortality,  surgery

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