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Tetralogy of Fallot in Children

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is tetralogy of Fallot?

Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a heart condition your child was born with. TOF causes the following 4 heart structure defects that lead to a weak heart and decreased blood flow:

Tetralogy of Fallot in Children

What increases my child's risk for TOF?

The cause of TOF is unknown. Any of the following may increase your child's risk:

What are the signs and symptoms of TOF?

How is TOF diagnosed?

How is TOF treated?

How can I manage my child's symptoms?

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my child's doctor?

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