Tetrology of fallot with pulmonary artery?

Congenital defect. Tetralogy of fallot is a congenital defect of the heart in which the there is a hole in the ventricular septum ( wall that separate the two ventricles) of the heart, overriding of the septal defect by the aorta and atresia of the pulmonary artery, it causes mixing of arterial blood with venous blood , therefore hypoxemia ( low level of oxygen) to the general circulation, pulmonary HTN may occur.

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Does tetralogy of fallot have anything to do with the coronary artery?

No. Tetralogy of fallot includes a ventricular septal defect (a hole between the left and right ventricles), pulmonary stenosis (narrowing of the pulmonary valve), right ventricular hypertrophy (thickening of the wall of the right ventricle), and an overriding aorta (an aorta which arises from the top of the ventricular septal defect instead of from the left ventricle). Read more...

Why we can't put tetralogy of fallot as a differential diagnosis for infantile respiratory distress syndrome?

Medical Student?? If you are a healthcare student being asked to generate a differential diagnosis list for rds you could absolutely include ductal dependent congenital heart diseases. However tof may not be apparent until after the neonatal period unless there is profound outflow obstruction (like pulmonary atresia). Read more...