A to Z: Tetralogy of Fallotenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn about tetralogy of Fallot, a rare congenital heart disorder.tetralogy of Fallot, cyanotic heart disorder, pulmonary stenosis, ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta, right ventricular hypertrophy, cyanosis, clubbing, squatting, CD1Congenital Heart Defects, CD1Tetrology of Fallot, CD1Cardiology02/11/201303/18/201909/02/2019ea501430-dd8a-465b-b760-be3651df4d13https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-tof.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tetralogy-of-fallot.html/">Tetralogy of Fallot</a> is a combination of four <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/birth-defects.html/">birth defects</a> that together affect the structure of the heart and how blood flows through it.</p> <p>The four specific heart defects that make up tetralogy of Fallot (fah-LO) are:</p> <ol> <li><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vsd.html/">ventricular septal defect</a></li> <li>pulmonary valve stenosis (narrowing)</li> <li>right ventricular hypertrophy</li> <li>overriding aorta</li> </ol> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Babies with tetralogy of Fallot can have cyanosis, which is a bluish-purple color to their skin, lips, and fingernails. This happens when not enough blood reaches the lungs to get oxygen. They may also fail to gain weight, have difficulty feeding or breathing, and have enlarged skin or bones around the fingernails (known as clubbing).</p> <p>Tetralogy of Fallot develops in utero while the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heart.html/">heart</a> is forming. A specific cause hasn't been determined, but babies with certain genetic disorders are at higher risk for developing it. Other risk factors include advanced maternal age and, during pregnancy, poor nutrition, diabetes, or certain viral illnesses.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Tetralogy of Fallot is a serious condition that requires young infants to have heart surgery to repair the defect. The good news is that most babies recover fully and thrive into adulthood. They will, however, need to be monitored closely by a heart specialist&nbsp;for the rest of their lives.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Birth DefectsSome birth defects are minor and cause no problems; others cause major disabilities. Learn about the different types of birth defects, and how to help prevent them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/birth-defects.html/eeaa74ff-3f65-4df3-8757-9df2d014c2ee
Congenital Heart DefectsHeart defects happen when there's a problem with a baby's heart development during pregnancy. Most heart defects can be treated during infancy.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/if-heart-defect.html/3dd23fa7-906f-4df9-8638-7400b77bed42
Heart and Circulatory SystemThe heart and circulatory system are our body's lifeline, delivering blood to the body's tissues. Brush up on your ticker with this body basics article.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/heart.html/52398b6a-54a6-4272-a569-42ed5b12aeac
Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a combination of problems caused by a birth defect that changes the way blood flows through the heart.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/tetralogy-of-fallot.html/c6d7839a-671c-43c0-8640-d2bc42753eee
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)Ventricular septal defect (VSD) — also known as a "hole in the heart" — is a congenital heart defect. Most VSDs are diagnosed and treated successfully.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/vsd.html/21135699-6b44-43bd-96b1-618186631849
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