Successful Operative Repair of Acyanotic Tetralogy of Fallot in a 61-Year-Old Man

Ronald J. Sisel, Clarence S. Weldon, G. Charles Oliver

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Abstract

A case of acyanotic tetralogy of Fallot—classic tetralogy anatomically with a predominant left-to-right shunt—that was repaired operatively in a 61-year-old man is reported. This represents, to our knowledge, the oldest reported patient with a tetralogy malformation to receive successful corrective surgery. The patient's relatively mild pulmonic obstruction was probably the most significant factor in his long survival. Paradoxical embolization and progressive severe congestive heart failure were the main indications for operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)598-603
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume11
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1971

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