Tetralogy of Fallot Topic Guide
Tetralogy of Fallot: Tetralogy of Fallot is a congenital heart defect that is the most common among newborns who have heart defects. Abnormalities in all four chambers of the heart ultimately lead to a failure to fully oxygenate the blood. In sever cases, the baby may turn blue, but other cases may present more subtle symptoms including slow growth, shortness of breath and easy tiring.
Mitral Valve Prolapse Mitral valve prolapse (MVP, click-murmur syndrome, Barlow syndrome) is a condition in which parts of the mitral valve in the heart are too large. Because of this, the valve closes unevenly, causing backwards leaking of blood. This serious condition, which may be inherited, can cause chest pain, palpitations, fatigue, dizziness, and other symptoms. Treatment includes beta blockers, avoiding stimulants, and occasionally surgery.
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