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Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot: What it is, Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors, Diagnosis, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Tetralogy of Fallot - How to prevent?

Tetralogy of Fallot - Treatments

In early infancy, babies with TOF may need a procedure to temporarily increase blood flow to the lung (Blalock-Taussig shunt). Total surgical repair will be done later when the baby is older. In adulthood, there may be residual obstruction from the thick muscle in the right heart chambers or from the narrowed pulmonary valve. Sometimes, the pulmonary valve may become leaky (does not close properly) after the initial childhood repair. Thus, further intervention (pulmonary valve replacement) may be necessary during adulthood.

You may need to take medicine after your operation to strengthen your heart muscle contraction and to control any abnormal heart rhythm. There are various tests that may be required during follow-up appointment before decisions can be made on the need and the timing of further procedures or operations.

Tetralogy of Fallot - Preparing for surgery

Tetralogy of Fallot - Post-surgery care

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