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Uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot with agenesis of the left pulmonary artery in a 70-year-old elderly female.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19610578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart disease in children. It is usually detected in early infancy due to symptoms related to cyanosis and right to left shunting of blood through a large ventricular septal defect. Uncorrected it is associated to a very poor prognosis, with only 3% of adults surviving by age 40 years of age. The combination of tetralogy of Fallot with agenesis of the pulmonary arteries is a rare congenital condition with some reports describing it in 2-3% of patients with Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Some rare reports of prolonged survival in patients with uncorrected ToF have been described in the medical literature with some patients living until late adulthood. Here we describe the rare presentation of an elderly female with uncorrected ToF and agenesis of the left pulmonary artery.
Omar N Nieves; José E López
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Boletín de la Asociación Médica de Puerto Rico     Volume:  99     ISSN:  0004-4849     ISO Abbreviation:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Publication Date:    2007 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-20     Completed Date:  2009-08-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505267     Medline TA:  Bol Asoc Med P R     Country:  Puerto Rico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiology Section, Department of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
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MeSH Terms
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
Tetralogy of Fallot / diagnosis*

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