The postoperative course and the post-mortem findings of a group of 30 patients who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot were reviewed. A residual ventricular septal defect was the most common finding at the autopsy (13 patients = 43%) while a severe residual obstruction to the right ventricular outflow was found in 5 patients (17%), miscellaneous lesions in 3 (10%) and no intracardiac defects in 9 (30%). Since a residual anatomic defect is frequently responsible for the hospital mortality, prompts hemodynamic evaluation and reoperation is recommended when the postoperative course is deteriorating.

Autoptic findings and anatomo-clinical correlations in subjects who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot

ALFIERI , OTTAVIO;
1979

Abstract

The postoperative course and the post-mortem findings of a group of 30 patients who died after repair of tetralogy of Fallot were reviewed. A residual ventricular septal defect was the most common finding at the autopsy (13 patients = 43%) while a severe residual obstruction to the right ventricular outflow was found in 5 patients (17%), miscellaneous lesions in 3 (10%) and no intracardiac defects in 9 (30%). Since a residual anatomic defect is frequently responsible for the hospital mortality, prompts hemodynamic evaluation and reoperation is recommended when the postoperative course is deteriorating.
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