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Cerebrovascular events in young adults after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot

  • Clara K. Chow (a1), David Amos (a1) and David S. Celermajer (a1) (a2)

Abstract

Increasing numbers of children who have undergone intracardiac repair of tetralogy of Fallot have survived to adulthood, but often have residual haemodynamic and/or electrical abnormalities. We report the unusual observation of 4 instances of cerebrovascular accidents in young adults subsequent to surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.

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Correspondence to: Professor David S. Celermajer, Cardiology Department, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, Sydney, NSW 2050, Australia. Tel: +61 2 951 56519; Fax: +61 2 955 06262; E-mail: david.celermajer@email.cs.nsw.gov.au

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