[Tetralogy of Fallot: after the successful surgical correction...].

Title[Tetralogy of Fallot: after the successful surgical correction...].
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBouchardy J, Huber C, Meijboom EJ, von Segesser LK, Sekarski N
JournalRevue médicale suisse
Volume2
Issue67
Pagination1376-9
Date Published2006 May 24
Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most frequent cyanotic congenital heart disease (1/10000 births). The first complete corrections have been done in the fifties, and we now have long-term follow-up studies, revealing the most frequent arrhythmias and anatomic substrates compromising the long-term survival of these patients. The purpose of this article is to review some of the long-term complications of these patients, who, even if they have been completely corrected, will never be cured.

DOI10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.04.095
Alternate JournalRev Med Suisse