Fallot's tetralogy


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Fal·lot's tetralogy

 (fă-lōz′)

Fallot's tetralogy

(ˈfæləʊz)
n
1. (Pathology) a congenital heart disease in which there are four defects: pulmonary stenosis, enlarged right ventricle, a ventricular septal defect, and an aorta whose origin lies over the septal defect. In babies suffering this disease the defects can be corrected by surgery
2. (Medicine) a congenital heart disease in which there are four defects: pulmonary stenosis, enlarged right ventricle, a ventricular septal defect, and an aorta whose origin lies over the septal defect. In babies suffering this disease the defects can be corrected by surgery
[C20: named after E. L. A. Fallot (1850–1911), French physician]
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Noun1.Fallot's tetralogy - a congenital heart defect producing cyanosis; characterized by four symptoms: pulmonary stenosis and ventricular septal defect and malposition of the aorta over both ventricles and hypertrophy of the right ventricle
pulmonary stenosis - abnormal narrowing of the opening into the pulmonary artery from the right ventricle
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
congenital heart defect - a birth defect involving the heart
ventricular septal defect - a common congenital heart defect; an abnormal opening in the septum dividing the ventricles allows blood to pass directly from the left to the right ventricle; large openings may cause congestive heart failure
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Suzanne Brumwell was born in 1965 with the congenital heart defect Fallot's tetralogy.
He pioneered the shunt operation for Fallot's tetralogy in France.
Congenital heart defects, cyanotic, with venoarterial shunt: transposition of the great vessels (GVT), Fallot's tetralogy, Fallot's trilogy, tricuspid valve atresia (TCVA) and others;
Sarah, from Cardiff, explained that Tia was born with a heart murmur and was soon diagnosed with a Fallot's tetralogy, which means she had four problems within her heart.