Are there treatments available for adults who are Tetralogy of Fallot patients?

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Are there treatments available for adults who are Tetralogy of Fallot patients?


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Carolyn Strimike, N.P. and Margie Latrella, N.P. are cardiac nurse practitioners specializing in the prevention of heart disease and stroke. They have over 40 years of nursing experience in Cardiology between them. The main goal of their work is to counsel, motivate and empower women to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.

Tetralogy of Fallot is usually diagnosed and treated in childhood. We are not sure if you are asking about follow-up treatment in adulthood or newly diagnosed Tetralogy of Fallot in an adult? The recommended treatment is surgery. We would recommend you consult a physician or hospital that specializes in congenital heart disease/surgery. Because Tetralogy of Fallot is usually a heart disease problem found in childhood pediatric cardiologists are often the expert in this field but most of them will also treat adults.