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Pentalogy of fallot

A female asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Tetralogy of Fallot: If you do not have one of the genetically associated mutations documented in yourself or your family which have their own predictive outcomes then the... Read More
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Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
Pediatric Cardiology 22 years experience
Genetic factors: Depends on which parent was affected. In general, a mother with congenital heart disease (CHD) will have ~5% chance of transmitting CHD to a child--no... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Poor Oxygenation: Tetralogy of fallot is a heart defect that babies can be born with. It can cause them to be somewhat blue(not oxygenating the blood ). They may also h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
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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Dr. David Malpass
Pediatric Cardiology 35 years experience
TOF: A type of congenital (present at birth) heart disease that usually causes cyanosis (blue baby). It is characterized by a large hole in the heart (vsd)... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
TOF: Tetrology of Fallot is a congenital heart defect consisting of defect in the wall between the ventricles, stenosis of the pulmonary artery, enlargemen... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 40 years experience
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 40 years experience
Congenital heart dis: This is a congenital heart defect knows at "tetralogy" because the initial description discussed four findings: 1) ventricular septal defect, 2) overr... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
Surgery,: Corrective intracardiac (lillehi) surgery usually takes place during the first year of life and should restore normal anatomy. 20-year estimated surv... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 28 years experience
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danae Steele
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 33 years experience
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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lars Erickson
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Depends quite a bit: For children who have have non-emergency surgery at < 1 year old at a hospital that does at least 200 childhood heart surgeries per year, the risk of ... Read More
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