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TOF with pulmonary atresia is usually diagnosed shortly after birth. The most common symptom is a bluish tint to the skin, lips and nail beds, called cyanosis. Babies born with TOF with pulmonary atresia need surgery to correct the problem, usually before 6 months of age. The surgery brings all the pulmonary arteries together unifocalization , so a connection can be created between the arteries and the right ventricle. Your child may need more than one operation, sometimes over a period of months or years.
For Patients. Contact the Heart Center What is tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia? Thickened right ventricle. The right ventricle becomes thicker than normal from pumping blood against resistance.
Complete pulmonary obstruction. In TOF, the pulmonary valve is narrowed, but in children with TOF with pulmonary atresia, there is no pulmonary valve at all to connect the right ventricle to the lungs.
This means blood must find its way to the lungs through other, smaller arteries. Abnormal pulmonary arteries. These arteries may develop abnormally to help move blood to the lungs, but this can vary widely from child to child.
Related Conditions and Treatments. Sandra L. Fenwick, Directora ejecutiva. Clasificado como el mejor hospital infantil por el U.
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