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Congenital Heart Defects: Tetralogy of Fallot (Fixed)

How to fix it:
The missing wall between the front 2 chambers of the heart needs to be patched. Instead of using sheet rock surgeons use synthetic patches such as dacron or gortex to close the hole. This will prevent the blood from the Right and Left Ventricle from mixing with each other.

The other important part of correcting this defect is to open up the narrowed door from the Right Ventricle to the Pulmonic Artery. This is done by widening the door or even cutting through the wall to make more room for a larger door.

Problems with the Walls:
Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) : Fix | Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) : Fix

Problems with the Doors:
Tricuspid Valve Atresia : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3 | Ebstein's Anomaly
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome : Fix 1 | Fix 2 | Fix 3
Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
| Aortic Valve Stenosis

Problems with the Chambers:
Hypoplastic Right Ventricle

Problems with the Hallways:
Coarctation of the Aorta : Fix | Branch Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
Transposition of the Great Arteries : Fixed
Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection

Problems with the Plumbing:
Anomalous Origin of the Coronary Arteries from the Pulmonary Artery

Problems Involving More Than One Part of the Heart:
Tetralogy of Fallot : Fixed
Truncus Arteriosus : Fixed | Common Atrioventricular Canal : Fix 1 | Fix 2

Ductus Arteriosus : Fix 1 | Fix 2

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