Survival to the age of 87 years in a woman with unoperated tetralogy of Fallot

T. K. Subhawong, Oleg Teytelboym

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Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital heart defect, affecting approximately 2700 infants per year born in the United States. The natural history of the tetralogy reflects the adverse physiologic consequences of the underlying structural abnormalities, with only approximately 3% of uncorrected patients surviving past age 40. In this case report, we report an 87-year-old woman with unoperated tetralogy of Fallot, who we believe to be the oldest and only second octogenarian described in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-17
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume3
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular CT
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Tetralogy of fallot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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