tetralogy of Fallot

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tetralogy of Fal·lot

A congenital malformation of the heart characterized by a defect in the ventricular septum, misplacement of the origin of the aorta, narrowing of the pulmonary artery, and enlargement of the right ventricle.

[After Étienne Fallot (1850-1911), French physician.]
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Noun1.tetralogy of Fallot - 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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tetralogy of Fallot

n tetralogía de Fallot
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Aneurysm of the right ventricular outflow tract after surgical repair of Tetralogy of Fallot: three-dimensional computed tomography findings.
I was born with cyanosis - or a bluish cast to the skin - caused by Tetralogy of Fallot. It's because there is a lack of oxygen getting to the body because of the structure of the heart.
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The surgeon mentioned that all babies with Tetralogy of Fallot need corrective surgery as without treatment, the child might not grow and develop properly.
KARACHI -- Shahmeer Khan was born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect in which he had a combination of four heart defects.
KARACHI -- Born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare and complex congenital heart defect, Shahmeer Khan had a combination of four heart defects.
Usefulness of strain imaging in several ACHD groups, including patients with bicuspid aortic valve, Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and operated TOF patients was previously shown (12-14).
Tetralogy of Fallot was first described as early as 1671 by Nils Stenson.
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common cause of cyanotic congenital heart disease, and Blalock-Taussig shunt (BTS) operation is considered the first-step management for maintaining pulmonary blood flow in TOF patients.