Cyanotic heart defects

Posted by e-Medical PPT Thursday, June 17, 2010

A cyanotic heart defect is a group-type of congenital heart defects in which The patient appears blue (cyanotic), due to deoxygenated blood bypassing the lungs and entering the systemic circulation. This can be caused by right-to-left or bidirectional shunting, or malposition of the great arteries.
Cyanotic heart defects, which account for approximately 25% of all congenital heart defects, include:Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF),Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection,Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS),Transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA),Truncus arteriosus (Persistent),Tricuspid atresia,Pulmonary atresia (PA) and Pulmonary stenosis.

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