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Niwa, K. (2005) Aortic Root Dilatation in Tetralogy of Fallot Long-Term after Repairhistology of the Aorta in Tetralogy of Fallot: Evidence of Intrinsic Aortopathy. International Journal of Cardiology, 103, 117-119.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2004.07.002

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: Predictors for Dilated Aorta in Repaired and Unrepaired Tetralogy of Fallot

    AUTHORS: Khaled R. Abd El Meguid, Hesham B. Mahmoud, Mostafa M. Mohammad

    KEYWORDS: Tetralogy of Fallot, Aortopathy, Ventricular Septal Defect, Aortic Regurgitation, Pulmonary Regurgitation, Pulmonary Atresia

    JOURNAL NAME: World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases, Vol.5 No.8, August 26, 2015

    ABSTRACT: Aortic root pathology has been described in patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, although the most common reason for repeat surgery in the adult after TOF repair relates to problems in the right ventricular outflow tract, the aortic root is often forgotten. Objective: We sought to determine those patients with known Fallot tetrallogy at risk for progressive dilatation of the thoracic aorta and explore the common predictors present in this patient group. Methods and Results: A multicenter observational study which enrolled 100 patients (50 surgically repaired and 50 before surgical repair of TOF) with standardized reassessment of echocardiographic parameters and multislice CT angiography of the heart and great vessels data. The data were reviewed and analyzed according to the demographic, morphological, surgical and clinical details. We used standard nomograms and Z score for aortic root dimensions at the level of aortic annulus, sino-tubular junction and sinus of Valsalva based on body surface area. For surgically repaired patients, all the measured diameters across aortic annulus, STJ & sinus of Valsalva were larger in the dilated unrepaired group with mean & median of 24.63 (3.99) & 25 (15 - 35), 27.2 (4.26) & 27 (17 - 40), 35.97 (4.59) & 36 (24 - 45) mm respectively compared to a mean & median of 13.2 (2.62) & 13 (9 - 17), 14.53 (2.90) & 14 (10 - 19), 20.53 (3.40) & 21 (14 - 25) mm respectively in the not dilated unrepaired group with significant statistical difference (p value