Unrepaired Tetralogy of Fallot in a 73 year old woman

Graziano Onder, Riccardo Marano, Valentina Silvestri, Lorenzo Bonomo, Roberto Bernabei, Francesco Landi

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Among cyanotic congenital heart diseases (CHD) Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is the most common, with an incidence of 0.28 cases every 1000 live-births. Despite the excellent prognosis related to early surgical correction, usually performed before the sixth month of age, life expectancy without surgery is dramatically reduced [1] and [2]. According to large observational series, 24% of individuals with an uncorrected TOF die before the age of 10 and only 4% survive above thirties [3] and [4]. Survival to advanced age is extremely rare. In the present manuscript we describe the case of a seventy-three year old woman with uncorrected TOF.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)e60-e60-2
RivistaInternational Journal of Cardiology
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2013


  • 3D heart imaging
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Elderly
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Longevity
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Unrepaired Tetralogy of Fallot


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