Tetralogy of fallot epidemiology and demographics

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editors-In-Chief: Priyamvada Singh, M.B.B.S. [2], Keri Shafer, M.D. [3]; Assistant Editor-In-Chief: Kristin Feeney, B.S. [4]

Overview

Tetralogy of Fallot represents 5-7% of congenital heart defects. Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cause of cyanotic heart disease and accounts for one third of all cases of cyanotic heart disease.

Epidemiology and Demographics

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Incidence

  • The majority of cases are thought to be sporadic and are not familial.
  • The incidence in siblings is 1% to 5%.

Gender

  • Tetralogy of Fallot occurs slightly more often in males than in females.

References

  1. Goldmuntz, Elizabeth (2001). "THE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GENETICS OF CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE". Clinics in Perinatology. 28 (1): 1–10. doi:10.1016/S0095-5108(05)70067-1. ISSN 0095-5108.



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