Results of Total Surgical Correction for Fallot's Tetralogy
Forty-four consecutive patients have been operated upon for total correction of Fallot's anomaly since the opening of the Stanford Medical Center. There were no hospital or operative deaths. The combination of uniformly reversible cardiac arrest, meticulous placement of sutures for closure of the ventricular septal defect, and a flexible plan for enlarging the outflow tract has markedly reduced the operative risk for total surgical correction of Fallot's tetralogy.
- © 1965 American Heart Association, Inc.