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Is getting a tetralogy of fallot hereditary

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Complex gene impact: Heart defects develop from multiple genetic and non gene factors.They are not inherited directly like eye color or blood type. The general risk ~.5% w ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
In some families: In some families, there are genetic factors that affect the development of various conotruncal heart defects, which includes tetralogy of fallot. One ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Not typically.: Most cases are isolated and sporadic. It accounts for 5-10% of all congenital heart defects. 15% of tof cases are part of known genetic syndromes (dow ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
We don't know: In most cases tetralogy of fallot is thought to be "multifactorial", meaning that there are possibly genes, and also environmental factors which might ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection risk: Tattoos drive ink under the skin and any bacteria on the skin surface can also be driven into small blood vessels and capillaries in that location. Th ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
VSD-overriding aorta: Tetralogy of fallot is a congenital heart anomaly consisting of ventricular septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy, pulmonary stenosis and aorti ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Blue episodes.: Tetralogy of fallot is a complex congenital cardiac anomaly (5-10% of cardiac anomalies) that can lead to hypoxia (blue infant) and requires correctiv ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TETRALOGY OF FALLOT: Aside from the history and clicical findings, chest x-ray will show a boot shaped heart. Ekg shows right ventricular and right atrial hypertrophy ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Definitely, some cases of tetralogy of fallot have a genetic component. For instance, in 22q deletion syndromes (digeorge syndrome) one of the common ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TETRALOGY OF FALLOT : For older children, a knee- chest position or squating will help the tet spell. Surgery called the blalock-taussig shunt is usually done during the f ... Read More

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