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life after tetralogy of fallot surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Blum
47 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The surgery to correct this heart problem may not be able to be performed in one surgery, but may involve several steps. Depending on the child's cond ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Tetralogy: It is not great when a baby of that age catches a cold. Since you are his mother and have it, it also means he has no natural protection. When is his ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TETRALOGY OF FALLOT: Mortality rate is less than 3 percent for uncomplicated cases. For untreated patients, survival rates are 55 percent at 5years and 30 percent at 10 y ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
TETRALOGY OF FALLOT: If your son is having a lot of cyanosis and very symptomatic of tet which are severe cyanosis and problem breathing, operation for uncomplicated cases ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
depends:: As long as the child grows and gains weight, many cardiologists will put off surgery to make it technically easier and safer on the larger child.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
AAA Risks: It depends on the age at which the aneurysm was repaired. I am not aware of any data to suggest that an uncomplicated repair, open or endovascular, r ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Heart defect: Some institutions use the criteria of 10-12 lbs before operating unless the infant is critical.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
37 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Yes: Tetralogy of fallot is a serious congenital heart defect. There are four related abnormalities in typical tetralogy of fallot: ventricular septal defe ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends.: Bypass surgery helps to enhance blood flow to the heart muscle. It doesn't cure the disease. Prognosis depends on the extent of heart damage which may ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Ricotta
47 years experience Vascular Surgery
May be decades: mechanical valves are the most durable of all heart valves. The "biological valves" or "tissue valves" usually last a decade or so but have the advan ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Depends on symptoms: Symptoms generally dictate need for corrective surgery (repair vs replacement) in mr cases. Consult with a cardiologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Transpositation: If the transpositation was corrected completely then the individual should have a normal life expectancy. Ther is the possibility of that person havi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
30 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
No: In most cases if one of the parents, or a previous child, has tetralogy of fallot, there is about a 2-3% risk of another child having the defect.
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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. Stuart Flechner
45 years experience Urology
Can vary: It depends on the age of the donor and recipient, as well as the cause of lung failure. About 55% of lung transplants are working at 5 years.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Depends on defect: Many factors contribute to risks of congenital heart disease Very simple defects usually routinely repaired and uneventful. More complex lesions more ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Depends: Congenital heart disease can be very minor not warranting therapy or very severe and complex requiring multiple surgeries and procedures. Life expecta ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
Depends: I know you are probably looking for a number but the actual answer is very hard to give. It depends on what the cause of the mitral valve regurgitati ... Read More
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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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthias Peuster
8 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Varies: Tricuspid atresia is.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Fontan Procedure: The fontan is a surgery that connects the inferior venacava (ivc) to the pulmonary arteries. The fontan is the final surgery for patients who have a ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
TOF: With corrective surgeries, prognosis is quite favorable. This is attested to by few of my adolescent/young adult patients who had corrective surgerie ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Same as before, BAD: The risks of smoking remain the same as before the aortic valve heart operation. Heart attack, stroke, poor circulation, chronic lung disease, osteop ... Read More

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