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At 3 days old, Billy underwent surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles because of his condition — tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia — that was preventing his lungs from getting enough oxygen.
Henry V is the final part of a tetralogy that includes Richard II; Henry IV, Part 1; and Henry IV, Part 2.
Max Page, 12, was diagnosed with a rare congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot at birth and has gone through a dozen heart surgeries.
Goldring’s condition was pulmonary atresia with tetralogy of Fallot.
Chase has Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare congenital heart defect caused by a combination of four heart defects present at birth.
On his show Monday night, the comedian tearfully described the emergency operation needed after his son, William John, was found to have tetralogy of Fallot (teh-TRALL-oh-jee of fall-OH.)
In tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia, there's also a hole between the right and left pumping chambers of the heart.
Billy was born with a rare heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot.
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Did You Know?
The original tetralogies were sets of four plays (three tragedies and a comedy) performed serially on the Athenian stages of ancient Greece. These sets of plays were similar to the "trilogy," a group of three serial Greek tragedies. The word tetralogy is from the Greek combining form tetra-, meaning "four," joined with the combining form "-logia," which in turn comes from logos, meaning "word." Other "tetra-" words include "tetrahedron" (a solid shape formed by four flat faces) and "tetrapod" (a vertebrate with two pairs of limbs).
Origin and Etymology of tetralogy
First Known Use: 1656See Words from the same year
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