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A case of unusual longevity of tetralogy of Fallot confirmed by cardiac catheterization.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1744981     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 61-year-old woman with tetralogy of Fallot and dextrocardia with complete situs inversus. The functional status of this patient was New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II and the systemic blood pressure was 100/54 mmHg. The hematocrit was 54.4% and the arterial partial pressure of oxygen was 53 mmHg. On cardiac catheterization, both pulmonary valvular and infundibular stenoses were of equal severity and the aorta and main pulmonary artery were of equal size. We think that this patient has survived to this unusual age for tetralogy of Fallot because of unusually low systemic pressure and a proper balance between the ventricular septal defect and the pulmonary stenosis.
K Iga; K Hori; T Matsumura; H Gen; S Kitaguchi; G Tomonaga; T Tamamura
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese circulation journal     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0047-1828     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. Circ. J.     Publication Date:  1991 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-01-10     Completed Date:  1992-01-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806868     Medline TA:  Jpn Circ J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  962-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tenri Hospital, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Dextrocardia / complications
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged
Situs Inversus / complications
Tetralogy of Fallot / complications,  diagnosis*

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