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Tetralogy (teh-tral-o-je) of fallot (fah-lo) is a congenital heart defect. A congenital heart defect is a problem with the heart's structure that’s present at birth.
An important symptom of tetralogy of fallot is cyanosis. Cyanosis is a bluish tint to the skin, lips, and fingernails.
Tetralogy of fallot must be repaired with open-heart surgery, either soon after birth or later in infancy.
Teenagers and adults who had surgery to repair tetralogy of fallot may have long-term heart problems, such as heart function problems, arrhythmias, or problems resulting from the original repair.
Some children who have tetralogy of fallot may need to limit certain types of physical activity.
Doctors diagnose tetralogy of fallot based on a baby’s signs and symptoms, a physical exam, and the results from tests and procedures.
Certain conditions or causes that occur during pregnancy may raise your risk for having a child with tetralogy of fallot.