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Title: Right ventricular outflow tract stenting : effective palliation for Fallot’s tetralogy
Authors: Bugeja, Justine
Grech, Victor E.
DeGiovanni, Joseph V.
Keywords: Ventricular function, Right
Heart -- Right ventricle
Pulmonary valve -- Stenosis
Tetralogy of Fallot
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
Citation: Images in Paediatric Cardiology. 2015, Vol.17(3), p. 3-10
Abstract: Traditionally, the management of infants with Fallot’s tetralogy (TOF) with excessively reduced pulmonary flow and cyanosis has been palliation until or unless complete repair is feasible. Palliation involves a procedure that augments pulmonary flow. Most series recognise two subgroups of patients at high risk even in the current era: the cyanotic neonate/infant with small pulmonary arteries and those with complex anatomical variants of tetralogy and/or significant comorbidities such as additional congenital heart lesions (e.g associated Atrio Ventricular Septal Defect) or other congenital anomalies. There is an argument for palliation of these high-risk groups to allow for future potentially more effective elective repair
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IPC, Volume 17, Issue 3

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