Despite Tetralogy of Fallot is a well-known cardiac congenital disease, still an important cardiovascular surgery and intensive care challenge. The following is a selective account of medical and surgical concepts and procedures; the emphasis is on therapeutic developments during the last 50 years. This review is divided into two parts: the first of which traces the evolution of medical and palliative techniques; the second part approaches the surgical corrections and try to explain the reinterventional causes and the residual defects responsible of cardiac failure.
|Translated title of the contribution||Tetralogy of fallot: evolution of medical-surgical management (part 1)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Pediatria Medica e Chirurgica|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health