Repair and follow-up of Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis

Congenit Heart Dis. 2013 Mar-Apr;8(2):174-7. doi: 10.1111/chd.12042. Epub 2013 Mar 1.


Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect. Advances in surgical technique and postoperative care have improved survival which is now very good. Patients now face long-term morbidities such as reduced exercise tolerance and arrthymias. Cardiologists caring for these patients are confronted with decisions regarding best care practices. This article will review the evidence available on repair and postoperative follow-up for patients with Tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures* / adverse effects
  • Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / diagnosis
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis / surgery*
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / diagnosis
  • Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome