Year : 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 93--100

Tetralogy of Fallot: Current surgical perspective


Tom R Karl 
 Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, UCSF Pediatric Heart Center, San Francisco, USA

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Tom R Karl
Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, UCSF Medical Center, S-549, 513 Parnassus, San Francisco, California
USA

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is an important lesion for all pediatric and congenital heart surgeons. In designing the most appropriate operation for children with TOF, the postoperative physiology should be taken into account, both in the short and long term. The balance between pulmonary stenosis (PS) and pulmonary insufficiency (PI) may be critical for preservation of ventricular function. A unified repair strategy that limits both residual PS and PI is presented, along with supporting experimental evidence, a strategy for dealing with coronary anomalies, and comments regarding best timing of operation.


How to cite this article:
Karl TR. Tetralogy of Fallot: Current surgical perspective.Ann Pediatr Card 2008;1:93-100


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Karl TR. Tetralogy of Fallot: Current surgical perspective. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2008 [cited 2019 Nov 19 ];1:93-100
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