Tetralogy of Fallot Surgery in Lagos
Tetralogy of Fallot is a heart disease that occurs at birth. Four associated cardiac abnormalities called tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) alter the way blood flows to the lungs and through the heart.
TOF is treated with open-heart surgery either shortly after birth or later in childhood. Any babies will need multiple cardiac surgeries. Most babies who are monitored do well, but they may continue to see a heart doctor on a daily basis.
To increase blood supply to the lungs, the surgeon widens the passageway between the right ventricle and the pulmonary artery. The ventricular septal deficiency is repaired to prevent high-oxygen blood from combining with low-oxygen blood in the ventricles.