PREDICTORSOFRIGHTVENTRICULAR FUNCTION AFTER TOTAL CORRECTION OF TETRALOGY OF FALLOT
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Background: The preservation of Right Ventricular (RV! Junction re mains a crucialpoint in the short and long termevaluation ofthe outcome in cases qfTOFsubmitted to total intracardiac repair. Objective: To study the pre-, tntra-and postoperativefactors that may affect the RVand right valvularfunction after surgical correction ofTOF. Patients andmethods Twenty-eightpatients with TOF who underwent total correction were thoroughly evaluated [clinical, echo-Doppler and angiographic], searchingfor thefactors that may affect the RVfunction after repair.