Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tetralogy of Fallot Treatment

Surgery is required to treat Tetralogy of Fallot. The timing of the surgery is usually determined by the severity of the pulmonary stenosis. In most cases, a series of operations is required to correct the birth defect. An infant may require emergent treatment to reduce cyanosis and severe symptoms before surgery.

Treatment for Tetralogy of Fallot before surgery may include:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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