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Uncorrected acyanotic tetralogy of fallot decompensated in adulthood after an acute onset of malaria.
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PMID:  22870745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most frequent cyanotic congenital heart disease. Usually, the condition is diagnosed and treated during the first year of life. Few reports of uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot reaching adulthood are found in the literature. Occasionally the pulmonary obstruction is relatively mild and the presentation is with minimal cyanosis. This particular situation is called "pink tetralogy" or "acyanotic tetralogy". For these adults surgical repair is still recommended, since the results of surgery are good and the operative risk is low. We report the case of a 55-year-old man with an uncorrected acyanotic tetralogy of Fallot diagnosed after right cardiac failure triggered by an acute onset of malaria.
Authors:
Jacques Auslender; Liliane Jahjah; Marielle Morissens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  67     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  347-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Cardiology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Brugmann et Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint-Pierre, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. jacques.auslender@ulb.ac.be
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