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

Overview

Tetralogy of Fallot was first discovered by Etienne Fallot, a French ohysician in 1888.

Historical Perspective

Discovery

  • Tetralogy of Fallot was first discovered by Etienne Fallot, a French ohysician in 1888.[1][2][3]
  • Many physicians had described morphologic anomalies of heart related to tetralogy of fallot such as:
    • Niels Stensen (1671)
    • Eduard Sandifort (1777)
    • William Hunter (1784)
    • J. P. Farre (1814)
    • Thomas Bevill Peacock (1846)
    • Thomas Bevill Peacock’s (1866)

References

  1. Evans, William N. (2008). ""Tetralogy of Fallot" and Étienne-Louis Arthur Fallot". Pediatric Cardiology. 29 (3): 637–640. doi:10.1007/s00246-007-9186-8. ISSN 0172-0643.
  2. Tubbs, R. Shane; Gianaris, Nicholas; Shoja, Mohammadali M.; Loukas, Marios; Cohen Gadol, Aaron A. (2012). "?The heart is simply a muscle? and first description of the tetralogy of ?Fallot?. Early contributions to cardiac anatomy and pathology by bishop and anatomist Niels Stensen (1638?1686)". International Journal of Cardiology. 154 (3): 312–315. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.09.055. ISSN 0167-5273.
  3. Neill CA, Clark EB (1994). "Tetralogy of Fallot. The first 300 years". Tex Heart Inst J. 21 (4): 272–9. PMID 7888802.



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