REPERTI AUTOPTICI E CORRELAZIONI ANATOMO-CLINICHE NEI PAZIENTI DECEDUTI DOPO CORREZIONE DI TETRALOGIA DI FALLOT

Translated title of the contribution: Autoptic findings and anatomo-clinical correlations in subjects who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot

O. Alfieri, S. Kuruvilla, G. Di Benedetto, G. Locatelli, R. Tiraboschi, M. Villani, L. Parenzan, P. Carbonera Giani

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Abstract

The postoperative course and the post-mortem findings of a group of 30 patients who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot were reviewed. A residual ventricular septal defect was the most common finding at autopsy (13 patients = 43%) while a severe residual obstruction to the right ventricular outflow was found in 5 patients (17%), miscellaneous lesions in 3 (10%) and no intracardiac defects in 9 (30%). Since a residual anatomic defect is frequently responsible for the hospital mortality, prompt hemodynamic evaluation and reoperation is recommended when the postoperative course is deteriorating.

Translated title of the contributionAutoptic findings and anatomo-clinical correlations in subjects who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)845-850
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Volume9
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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