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Doctors perform TAVR for Tetralogy of Fallot patient for the first time in Singapore
 

Doctors perform TAVR for Tetralogy of Fallot patient for the first time in Singapore

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For the first time in Singapore, doctors are able to treat Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect, without open heart surgery.
 
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24 Nov 2016 - General
 
Marinelle Castro Mark Edmon Tan HT WEE thanking you all for sharing your views on the topic. It is a great advancement in cardiac surgeries to repair the ventricular septal defect for those born with Tetralogy of Fallot which is very tough surgery ...
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Indeed this is a great advancement in interventional cardiology. When I was a surgical resident, I had the opportunity to assist few corrective surgeries for congenital heart disease. It is very tedious and the recovery time takes awhile since it is an invasive form of treatment. From what I remember, patients have to stay in the ICU for at least 10-14 days for monitoring and to ensure that all bases are covered. My exposure to interventional procedures are limited to neurologic because of my sp...
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Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a great alternative to repairing the ventricular septal defect for those born with Tetralogy of Fallot. I wonder if this has been approved for the repair of a concomitant atrial septal defect in patients with Pentalogy of Fallot. From a physiatrist's standpoint, this is more favorable to the patient because of less trauma and there is no waiting time for sternal knitting. Open heart surgery patient's main limitation as to resuming full act...
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