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Tetralogy of Fallot

Tetralogy of Fallot - How to prevent?

Tetralogy of Fallot - Causes and Risk Factors

Risk factors

You may need to restrict your activity especially if your heart function is weak or there is presence of abnormal heart rhythm. Your cardiologist will determine the limitations.

Prevention of endocarditis
You will need antibiotics to prevent endocarditis (infection of the inner layer of the heart) before any dental procedures if there are residual problems after operation. Antibiotics may also be required if you should go for body piercing or tattooing. Please consult your cardiologist.

Family planning and pregnancy 
There are some associated risks with pregnancy even after TOF repair is done. Please consult your cardiologist for advice.

Additional Information
In the long term, your heart muscle function may be weakened and you may need medications. After the TOF repair, you may develop abnormal heart rhythm that can cause giddiness or fainting. Occasionally, you may need to go for another procedure to eliminate the abnormal heart rhythm if the symptoms are not well controlled with medications.

Tetralogy of Fallot - Preparing for surgery

Tetralogy of Fallot - Post-surgery care

Tetralogy of Fallot - Other Information

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