A 37-year-old member asked:
what is the blood oxygen saturation levels are supposed to be after tetralogy of fallot?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Sunil Mehra answered
43 years experience Pulmonology
Low: Pts with tetrology of fallot have shunting of blood so they will have low oxygen saturations.
Answered on Jan 23, 2012
Dr. Barton Cook answered
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Normal: If by "after tetralogy of fallot" you mean after repair, oxygen saturations should be normal after recovery from surgery.
Answered on Nov 10, 2012
Dr. Adam Lowry answered
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on Anatomy: This is very dependent on the specific anatomy of the patient, and the specifics of the surgical technique. There are many factors (heart, lungs, chamber pressures, etc) that can affect the oxygen level after tetralogy of fallot repair, and each situation must be evaluated individually. In the long run, however, the ultimate goal is normal saturation levels (98-100%).
Answered on Mar 26, 2014
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