Myocardial histopathology in late-repaired and unrepaired adults with tetralogy of Fallot.

@article{Pradegan2016MyocardialHI,
  title={Myocardial histopathology in late-repaired and unrepaired adults with tetralogy of Fallot.},
  author={Nicola Pradegan and Vladimiro Lorenzo Vida and Tal Geva and Giovanni Stellin and Matthew T. White and Stephen P. Sanders and Robert F Padera},
  journal={Cardiovascular pathology : the official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 3},
  pages={225-231}
}
Survival of patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) is worse than for the general population. We aimed to assess the time-related effects of surgical repair on right (RV) and left ventricle (LV) myocardium by quantifying hypertrophy and fibrosis. Cardiomyocyte transverse diameter and percent of fibrosis were measured in 8 adult heart specimens… CONTINUE READING