Long-term survival after simple repair of tetralogy of Fallot is excellent
A study from the Pediatric Cardiac Care Consortium published online Dec.19, 2018 in JAMA Cardiology says that the overall long-term transplant-free survival in repaired tetralogy of Fallot is excellent. Survival following complete repair was 98.6%, 97.8%, 97.1%, 95.5%, and 94.5% for 1-year, 5-year, 10-year, 20-year, and 25-year survival, respectively, with an early peaking hazard of mortality shortly after repair. Staged repair, non-valve-sparing operation, repair in earlier surgical era, and presence o
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