Echocardiography for assessment of regional and global right ventricular systolic function in adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot

International Journal of Cardiology, 05/16/2012

Patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot have markedly different regional systolic RV–function compared to normals, even when the global RV systolic function is preserved. The systolic function of the RV outflow tract and of the RV body are both important determinants of global systolic RV function in these patients. Their prognostic significance needs to be determined.

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