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what can be done for tetralogy of fallot?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Surgery,: Corrective intracardiac (lillehi) surgery usually takes place during the first year of life and should restore normal anatomy. 20-year estimated survival rate: 81%.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. David Malpass
32 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Heart Surgery: Tof is a complex type of congenital heart disease characterized by a large hole in the heart (vsd) and obstruction of pulmonary blood flow (pulmonary stenosis). Babies with tof require heart surgery during infancy. The surgery involves closing the hole and establishing unobstructed pulmonary blood flow. Survival rates are very good.
Answered on Apr 15, 2014

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