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Early primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19349012     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Outcomes for surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis are often considered to be a useful benchmark for the assessment of congenital surgical programs. This procedure, including preoperative assessment and postoperative management, falls in the middle of the spectrum of difficulty of all the congenital cardiac procedures. Within this anomaly itself, there is a wide spectrum of severity and difficulty. However, it is important to distinguish tetralogy with pulmonary stenosis or "simple tetralogy" from the much more complex anomaly tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis is virtually always operable. It is also a progressive condition that is therefore best repaired in early infancy following echocardiographic diagnosis alone.
Richard A Jonas
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Pediatric cardiac surgery annual     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1092-9126     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-07     Completed Date:  2009-07-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815944     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Children's National Heart Institute, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / methods*
Infant, Newborn
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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