Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot: Everything You Need To Know About This Serious Heart Condition.

The tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four defects in the heart. Disorientation of the aorta, such that it lies over the right ventricle and ventricular septal defect, instead of the left ventricle, as in the normal heart. Doctors usually perform surgery within the first year of a baby’s life. Surgery for Tetralogy of Fallot is open-heart surgery and involves the following: Closing the ventricular septal defect (V.S.D.) with a patch. Open-heart surgery is completed once the baby becomes healthier and removes the shunt. It is essential to inform the physician if they start any new medicine for other diseases to prevent drug interactions.

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