Tetralogy of fallot history and symptoms

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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], Keri Shafer, M.D. [3]; Kristin Feeney, B.S. [4]

Overview

Patients with tetralogy of Fallot may have a positive history of alcoholism, diabetes, Poor nutrition in mother in mother. Common symptoms of tetralogy of Fallot include sudden, marked bluish skin (tet spell), dyspnea on exertion, difficulty in feeding, failure to gain weight, failure to thrive, retarded growth and physical development, and hemoptysis.

History and Symptoms

History

Patients with tetralogy of Fallot may have a positive history of:[1][2]

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of tetralogy of Fallot include:[3][4]

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of tetralogy of Fallot include

  • Prolong crying
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Irritability

References

  1. "Congenital Malformations in Infants of Diabetic Mothers". QJM: An International Journal of Medicine. 1976. doi:10.1093/oxfordjournals.qjmed.a067465. ISSN 1460-2393.
  2. Loser, H; Majewski, F (1977). "Type and frequency of cardiac defects in embryofetal alcohol syndrome. Report of 16 cases". Heart. 39 (12): 1374–1379. doi:10.1136/hrt.39.12.1374. ISSN 1355-6037.
  3. S. S. Kothari (1992). "Mechanism of cyanotic spells in tetralogy of Fallot--the missing link?". International journal of cardiology. 37 (1): 1–5. doi:10.1016/0167-5273(92)90125-m. PMID 1428277. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  4. Linde, Leonard M.; Dunn, Olive Jean; Schireson, Ruth; Rasof, Beatrice (1967). "Growth in children with congenital heart disease". The Journal of Pediatrics. 70 (3): 413–419. doi:10.1016/S0022-3476(67)80139-2. ISSN 0022-3476.



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