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Tetralogy of Fallot


​Tetralogy of Fallot (pronounced fa-loh)is a birth defect that is actually a combination of four congenital abnormalities. The combination includes:  Ventricular septal defect (VSD), pulmonary stenosis, a misplaced aorta and right ventricular hypertrophy or a thickening of the right ventricular wall. This quartet of defects leads to an insufficient amount of oxygenated blood being returned through the body. Surgery is needed to correct these abnormalities.  
 
Please also visit the Heart Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado for more information about this congenital defect. 


 

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This information is provided by the Department of Surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. It is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.