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Coarctation of the aorta in the setting of tetralogy of Fallot: an uncommon cause of myocardial dysfunction

  • Glen J. Iannucci (a1), William T. Mahle (a1) and Martha L. Clabby (a1)

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The combination of both right and left heart obstruction has only rarely been described in the medical literature. We present three cases of coarctation of the aorta in patients with variants of tetralogy of Fallot and hypothesise that this condition may be more common than previously suspected and could represent a hidden cause of morbidity in patients with pulmonary atresia/ventricular septal defect.

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Correspondence to: Dr G. J. Iannucci, MD, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Sibley Heart Center, Emory University School of Medicine, 1405 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30322-1062, United States of America. Tel: +1 404 256 2593; Fax: +1 770 488 9013; E-mail: iannuccig@kidsheart.com

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Coarctation of the aorta in the setting of tetralogy of Fallot: an uncommon cause of myocardial dysfunction

  • Glen J. Iannucci (a1), William T. Mahle (a1) and Martha L. Clabby (a1)

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