Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency as a Complication of Radical Surgical Treatment of Tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanogenic congenital heart defect. The diagnosis is based on clinical signs, ECG examination, ultrasound examination of the heart, additional imaging methods and invasive testing. The therapeutic approach to the patient with tetralogy is complex and based on conservative and radical methods. Patients who have not undergone a radical surgical intervention have a poor prognosis, whereas the prognosis is much better for patients who have been operated. The most common complication of the surgical treatment is the pulmonary valve insufficiency which usually requires reintervention, as was the case with our patient.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Institute for Treatment and Rehabilitation, Niška Banja, Niš, Serbia
Publication date: January 1, 2017