Surgical Repair of Tetralogy of Fallot at Age 83

Fareeda Taher Nazer Hussain, Martha Grogan, Joseph A. Dearani

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Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a cyanotic congenital heart defect typically diagnosed in infancy and treated with early surgical correction. We report a patient with TOF diagnosed at age 78. Successful surgical repair was performed at age 83, the oldest reported age of surgical correction of this condition. Despite a complicated surgical and postoperative course, the patient is doing well almost four years later.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)518-520
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Hearth Surgery
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • adult congenital heart disease
  • complications
  • congenital heart surgery
  • outcomes (includes mortality,morbidity)
  • pulmonary stenosis
  • pulmonary valve
  • surgery
  • ventricular septal defect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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