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POSTNATAL IMPLICATIONS FOR PRENATAL DIAGNOSED TETRALOGY OF FALLOT
Adriana Diaconu, Alin Nicolescu, Constantin Arion, Cristina Filip and Georgiana Nicolae
Over the last few years, prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart diseases experienced an important development. Overall survival of patients with congenital heart disease was improved in the last decade due to the
advanced diagnostic methods and progression of cardiovascular surgical procedures in this field. Due to the significant increase of the long-term survival rate, currently, in most developed countries, there are departments dedicated to monitoring the adults with congenital heart malformation due to the particularities and special needs of this type of patients, compared with the regular cardiac pathology of adults. This article proposes a review of existing data at this moment related to the prenatal and postnatal diagnosis and their impact on the evolution regarding the most common cyanotic congenital malformation – Tetralogy of Fallot. In the following pages, we is emphasize the importance of knowing the precise fetal pathology for early determination of medical behavior in the postnatal period for the best care of these children.
Keywords: congenital heart malformation, Tetralogy of Fallot, prenatal diagnosis