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Isolated reports from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) for surgical results in Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) are available. The International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Disease (IQIC) seeks to improve surgical results promoting reductions in infection and mortality in low and middle income countries.
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Name: The Annals of thoracic surgery
We describe the case of a 32-month-old patient from a developing country with tetralogy of Fallot associated with a severe biventricular dysfunction. This association is rare but makes the surgical st...
Right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is associated with adverse long-term outcomes in patients with tetralogy of Fallot. Little is known about RV function in the first years after surgical repair. The a...
Quality indicators for adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) were recently published due to a lack of consensus regarding delivery of care to adults with congenital heart disease (CHD). The objective ...
Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is one of the most prevalent congenital heart disease. Its surgical corrections may haemodinamically correct a disease, but the incisions may create scars that will originate...
The aim is to conduct a prospective multi-centre international inception cohort study with an enrollment goal of 3,000 TOF patients and 2 year follow-up post-repair. The proposed sample si...
This study aims to assessing right ventricular function early after surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot and identifying the risk factors associated with development of RV dysfunction.
Using biocardiac model in helping the total correction of the Tetralogy of Fallot.
At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, it is standard of care to do a cardiac MRI on patients with the diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot and Aortic Coarctation to evaluate heart f...
Tetralogy of Fallot is one of the most frequent congenital heart malformations. In many cases re-interventions, surgical or catheter-based, are necessary after the repair of tetralogy of F...
A nursing specialty created to answer the need for developing a global perspective in the practice of nursing in a world of interdependent nations and people. The focus of this nursing discipline is on the integration of international and transcultural content into the training. Courses include study in the area of cultural differences, nursing in other countries, and international health issues and organizations, as an example.
A homeobox-containing transcription factor that functions in heart development. Mutations in the NKX2-5 gene are associated with ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS and TETRALOGY OF FALLOT.
An independent Federal agency established in 1961 as the focal point for economic matters affecting U.S. relations with developing countries.
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A thiosemicarbazone that is used in association with other antimycobacterial agents in the initial and continuation phases of antituberculosis regimens. Thiacetazone containing regimens are less effective than the short-course regimen recommended by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and are used in some developing countries to reduce drug costs. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p217)
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