The Severity Of Tetralogy Of Fallot

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Running head: THE RARE DISEASE CALLED TETRALOGY OF FALLOT The Severity of Tetralogy of Fallot Taylor C. Lamb Bradshaw Mountain High School CAN The Rare Disease Called Tetralogy of Fallot Abstract This paper includes six research articles publishes on the internet (org., edu.) in relation to Tetralogy of Fallot. This article varies in definitions of the disease, exercise capacity and quality of life, management, recurrent pulmonary haemorrhage, case report, and treatment. The articles from Mayo Clinic Foundation for Medical Education and Research (1998-2015) state definitions and conditions and how it is treated. Articles from Cardiology in the Young (2014) give research backing up case reports. Keywords: tetralogy of fallot, articles, studies, treatment The Rare Disease Called Tetralogy of Fallot Tetralogy of Fallot Detailed Description Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart condition involving four abnormalities occurring together, including a defective septum between the ventricles and narrowing of the pulmonary artery and accompanied by cyanosis. These defects cause poor blood flow in and out of the heart which leads to infants and young children often having blue tinged skin because their blood is not receiving the required oxygen. Depending on the severity of the symptoms it may not be detected until later in life. This disease puts restrictions on exercise and the proper amount of blood flow. Symptoms vary, depending on the extent of obstruction of blood flow out of

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