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tetralogy of Fallot

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noun te·tral·o·gy of Fal·lot \te-ˈtral-ə-jē-əv-fä-ˈlō\

Medical Definition of tetralogy of Fallot

  1. :  a congenital abnormality of the heart characterized by pulmonary stenosis, an opening in the interventricular septum, malposition of the aorta over both ventricles, and hypertrophy of the right ventricle

Biographical Note for tetralogy of fallot

Fallot

\fȧ-lō\,

Étienne–Louis–Arthur

(1850–1911), French physician. Fallot published in 1888 an article on cardiac anomalies in which he described the form of congenital heart disease producing cyanosis that now bears his name. His description was not the first but an improvement that analyzed and correlated the clinical with postmortem observations and gave all four of the identifying characteristics.


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