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Related to Fallot's tetralogy: patent ductus arteriosus, ventricular septal defect, Eisenmenger syndrome, Overriding aorta, Coarctation of aorta
See tetralogy of Fallot.
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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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|Noun||1.||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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