Tetralogy of Fallot, Adult
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Tetralogy of Fallot is a combination of four heart defects that are present at birth (congenital). This condition develops early in pregnancy, while a baby's heart is developing. When you have tetralogy of Fallot, some blood does not reach the lungs for oxygen, and blood that enters the heart mixes with blood that is leaving the heart. This makes it difficult for the body to get enough oxygen-rich blood.
The cause of this condition is not known. In some cases, it may be caused by genes that are passed from parent to child (inherited).
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