Fallot Tetralogy

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Fallot Tetralogy

Tetralogy of Fallot is a complex congenital heart defect characterized by a large ventricular septal defect (hole between the right and left ventricles), pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the valve and artery that connect the heart with the lungs), an overriding aorta (the aorta - the artery that carries oxygen-rich blood to the body - is shifted over the right ventricle and ventricular septal defect, instead of coming out only from the left ventricle), and right ventricular hypertrophy (the muscle of the right ventricle is thicker than usual). Tetralogy of Fallot causes low oxygen levels in the blood, which can lead to cyanosis (a bluish-purple color to the skin). The cause of this condition is unknown. Treatment involves surgery to repair the heart defects. Sometimes more than one surgery is needed.  
 

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Saving Little Hearts

Saving Little Hearts is dedicated to helping children with congenital heart defects and their families by providing emotional assistance and educational information primarily through the distribution of Care Packages.

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Fallot Tetralogy" for support, advocacy or research.

Saving Little Hearts

Saving Little Hearts is dedicated to helping children with congenital heart defects and their families by providing emotional assistance and educational information primarily through the distribution of Care Packages.

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Last Updated: 15 Mar 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Fallot Tetralogy" returned 595 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Application of array-comparative genomic hybridization in tetralogy of Fallot.
 

Author(s): Lin Liu, Hong-Dan Wang, Cun-Ying Cui, Dong Wu, Tao Li, Tai-Bing Fan, Bang-Tian Peng, Lian-Zhong Zhang, Cheng-Zeng Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(49):e5552.

 

To explore the underlying pathogenesis and provide references for genetic counseling and prenatal gene diagnosis, we analyzed the chromosome karyotypes and genome-wide copy number variations (CNVs) in 86 patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) by G-banding karyotype analysis and array-comparative ...

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2016

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HIRA Gene is Lower Expressed in the Myocardium of Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot.
 

Author(s): Zhao-Ru Ju, Hui-Jun Wang, Xiao-Jing Ma, Duan Ma, Guo-Ying Huang

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. ;129(20):2403-2408.

 

The most typical cardiac abnormality is conotruncal defects (CTDs) in patients with 22q11 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). HIRA (histone cell cycle regulator) gene, as one of the candidate genes located at the critical region of 22q11DS, was reported as possibly relevant to CTD in animal ...

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Impact of surgical correction of tetralogy of fallot on short-term right and left ventricular function as determined by 2-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography.
 

Author(s): Yuman Li, Xinfang Wang, Qing Lv, Jing Wang, YaLi Yang, Lin He, Li Yuan, Li Zhang, Mingxing Xie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Aug;95(31):e4426.

 

Right ventricular (RV) and left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is an important determinant of poor clinical status in repaired patients with tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The purpose of our study is to assess the impact of surgical repair on short-term RV and LV function by 2-dimensional ...

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2016

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The terms "Fallot Tetralogy" returned 15 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Late postoperative prosthetic pulmonary valve endocarditis in a 13-year-old girl with repaired tetralogy of fallot.
 

Author(s): Michael C O'Brien, Kamal K Pourmoghadam, William M DeCampli

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Prosthetic pulmonary valve endocarditis has infrequently been described outside large cohort reviews, which have typically focused on infections of the left-sided heart valves. Hence, the pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management principles of prosthetic pulmonary valve ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2015

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Tetralogy of fallot with dextrocardia and situs inversus in a 7-year-old boy.
 

Author(s): Michael Dilorenzo, Samuel Weinstein, Rajesh Shenoy

Journal: Tex Heart Inst J. 2013 ;40(4):481-3.

 

Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequently diagnosed congenital cardiac abnormalities; however, its association with dextrocardia and situs inversus is reported only rarely. We report a case of these findings in a 7-year-old boy, describe the patient's postoperative course, ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2013

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Which is the best tissue valve used in the pulmonary position, late after previous repair of tetralogy of Fallot?
 

Author(s): Jonathan Raihan Abbas, J Andreas Hoschtitzky

Journal: Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2013 Nov;17(5):854-60.

 

A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was: which is the best tissue valve for use in the pulmonary position, late after previous repair of tetralogy of Fallot? Altogether 141 papers were found using the reported ...

Last Updated: 23 Oct 2013

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Exercise Training in Adults With Corrected Tetralogy of Fallot
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tetralogy of Fallot

 

Last Updated: 12 Feb 2017

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Right and Left Ventricle Remodeling Predictors After Pulmonary Valve Replacement in Patients With Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tetralogy of Fallot With Pulmonary Stenosis

 

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2014

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Effects of rhBNP in Pediatrics After Corrective Repair of Tetralogy Of Fallot
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Congenital Heart Defects; Tetralogy Of Fallot

 

Last Updated: 20 Apr 2016

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