Tetralogy of Fallot is a condition in which a child is born with
the following four different heart defects:
Tetralogy of Fallot is treated surgically. If surgery is done on a
small baby, another surgery is sometimes needed later. Complete surgical repair
of the condition is often done when a child is bigger and stronger, such as between ages 1 year and 5 years.
People who have had tetralogy of Fallot surgically repaired can
usually do most normal activities. But competitive sports and strenuous exercise may need to be restricted. The person needs to be
closely monitored by a doctor to detect and treat any problems right
October 11, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Larry A. Latson, MD - Pediatric Cardiology
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