Euan Christopher Deliquena, 4 years old, Born on November 8, 2014 at Murcia, Negros Occidental has a Congenital Heart Disease Tetralogy of Fallot.
Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is a complex heart defect. If you have ToF, you are born with four different heart problems: A hole in the wall between your heart's main pumping chambers (ventricular septal defect or VSD) A valve between your heart and lungs that is too narrow (pulmonary stenosis or PS)
Tetralogy of Fallot must be repaired with open-heart surgery, either soon after birth or later in infancy. The goal of surgery is to repair the four defects of tetralogy of Fallot so the heart can work as normally as possible. Repairing the defects can greatly improve a child's health and quality of life.
If infants with tetralogy of Fallot are not treated, the symptoms usually become progressively more severe. Blood flow to the lungs may be further decreased and severe cyanosis may cause life-threatening complications.
These defects are known as congenital heart defects. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is a congenital heart defect that can be fatal if it's left untreated. It's also known as “tet.” The “tetra” in the name of the condition comes from the four problems associated with it.