Pediatr Cardiol 2021 May 2. Epub 2021 May 2.
Pediatric Cardiology Department, Sant Joan de Déu Children Hospital, C/Passeig Sant Joan de Deu, s/n, 08950, Esplugues, Barcelona, Spain.
Introduction: Right ventricular (RV) dilatation is the determining prognostic factor in the long-term follow up of patients with repaired Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). The objective of this study is to analyze whether the results vary depending on the timing of the complete repair and on the surgical technique applied.
Material-methods: This is a retrospective longitudinal study in which patients with standard TOF were divided into 3 groups depending on their age at surgical repair: group 1 = Early repair (n = 12,1-8 months), group 2 = Late repair (n = 26, > 8 months), and group 3 = Late repair with previous palliative surgery (n = 17, > 8 months). Read More