Life expectancy without surgery in tetralogy of Fallot.

  title={Life expectancy without surgery in tetralogy of Fallot.},
  author={E G Bertranou and Eugene Blackstone and Jane B. Hazelrig and Mary Ellen Turner and John W. Kirklin},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={42 3},
All published autopsy cases of patients with tetralogy of Fallot who died without surgical treatment were studied to determine the life expectancy of such persons. In addition, the data from a study of persons with tetralogy alive in Denmark in 1949 were reanalyzed. The survival data from these two sources were remarkably similar, indicating that 66 percent of persons with tetralogy of Fallot not treated surgically live to age 1 year, 49 percent to age 3 years and 24 percent to age 10 years… CONTINUE READING