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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2005 Summer;17(2):155-9.

Late complications of repair of tetralogy of Fallot and indications for pulmonary valve replacement.

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Division of Cardiology, Hospital for Sick Children, 555 University Avenue, Toronto, M5G 1X8 Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

With increasing follow-up of patients after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot, the long-term complications of chronic pulmonary regurgitation (PR), ventricular dilation, electrical inhomogeneity and myocardial scarring are becoming apparent. In this article we review the existing literature regarding the deleterious effects of chronic PR in these patients and the current data regarding the timing and mode of intervention.

PMID:
16087086
DOI:
10.1053/j.semtcvs.2005.02.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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