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Late concomitant repair of tetralogy of Fallot and aortic valve replacement following successful pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15185904     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The importance of patient follow-up after repair of tetralogy of Fallot, with special attention to the development of arrhythmias, has been widely studied. It is only recently that postoperative problems relating to the aortic root of these individuals have been looked into. The present case report refers to a patient with tetralogy of Fallot who underwent complete correction, together with aortic valve replacement at 33 years of age following a successful pregnancy. To our knowledge, this is the third report of primary repair of tetralogy of Fallot with simultaneous aortic valve replacement for severe aortic regurgitation. Our patient is unique in that she had uncorrected and unpalliated tetralogy of Fallot and severe aortic regurgitation and still went through an uneventful pregnancy and delivery. There is only one report of successful pregnancy and delivery in uncorrected tetralogy, but this was not associated with aortic regurgitation.
Nathalie Galea; Victor Grech
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2004 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-06-09     Completed Date:  2004-11-06     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  389-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pediatric Department, St. Luke's Hospital, Guardamangia, Malta.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Heart Catheterization
Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular / diagnosis,  surgery
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / diagnosis,  surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / diagnosis,  surgery*
Time Factors
Ventricular Outflow Obstruction / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery

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