Tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot is marked by a hole between the right and left ventricles (VSD) in conjunction with an obstruction between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery (pulmonary stenosis).
As a result of these two abnormalities, unoxygenated blood can bypass the lungs, enter the aorta and produce cyanosis. Most children with this defect have open heart surgery to close the ventricular septal defect and remove the obstructing muscle. The procedure is individualized for each child, depending on age, anatomy and clinical symptoms.*
Total Tetralogy of Fallot Volume = 152 2013-2016
|NewYork-Presbyterian||STS National Benchmark|
|Overall Hospital Discharge Mortality Rate||0.65%||1.8%|
* We also actively attempt preservation of the pulmonary valve in all participants, resulting in a very low ratio of chronic pulmonary regurgitation.