Prosthetic valve in the pulmonary position, a late complication after total correction of tetralogy of fallot, a new controversial topic in cardiac surgery

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Ramin Baghaee Tehrani 1 , * , Kamal Raisi 1 , ** , Alireza Rostami 1 , ***

1 Iran

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How to Cite: Baghaee Tehrani R, Raisi K, Rostami A. Prosthetic valve in the pulmonary position, a late complication after total correction of tetralogy of fallot, a new controversial topic in cardiac surgery, Multidiscip Cardio Annal. 2008 ; 2(2):e8711.

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Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Annals: 2 (2); e8711
Published Online: September 09, 2016
Article Type: Review Article
Received: September 10, 2016
Accepted: March 04, 2008

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Abstract

Pulmonary regurgitation (PR) is the most important residual lesion remaining after repairing tetralogy of Fallot. Through a thorough review of the literature, we attempted to determine the Pathophysiology of chronic right ventricular volume load after tetralogy of Fallot repair .The risks , benefits, indications and timing of pulmonary valve replacement are controversies that we are going to pay attention to them in this article.

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Tetralogy of fallot(TOF),Pulmonary regurgitation (PR),pulmonary valve replacement(PVR)

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