Definitions for "Tetralogy of Fallot"
combination of congenital heart defects: 1) constricted pulmonary semilunar valve, 2) interventricular septal opening, 3) emergence of aorta from both ventricles (instead of from left only), and 4) enlarged right ventricle
This congenital heart lesion has four major abnormalities. These are a hole or defect in the ventricular septum (VSD), displacement of the aorta overtop the ventricular septum, hypertrophy of the muscle of the right ventricle and obstruction to blood flow from the right ventricle or right ventricular outflow tract obstruction (which most often results from pulmonary stenosis). Babies with Tetralogy of Fallot are often referred to as 'Tet' babies.
Congenital heart defect characterized by the presence of a ventricular septal defect (VSD) and severe pulmonic stenosis, together with an abnormally positioned aorta and thickening of the right ventricle.