Total correction of Fallots tetralogy in patients aged less than i year

G. M. Rees, Albert Starr

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Abstract

Nine patients aged less than I year who developed severe anoxic attacks complicating Fallot's tetralogy were treated by one-stage total surgical correction. Eight survived and one died after a technical complication. Two further patients developed serious problems in the form of a severe respiratory tract infection and a hemiparesis, respectively; both, however, have made virtually complete recoveries. Relief of outflow tract obstruction is supported by haemodynamic data. All 8 survivors continue to make good progress. In such patients with a suitable anatomical situation, one-stage total correction appears to offer a satisfactory alternative surgical approach to those currently advised.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)898-901
Number of pages4
JournalHeart
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1973

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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