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Updated: Feb 2 2022

Congenital Heart Disease

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    • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • associated with DiGeorge syndrome
      • best diagnosed with echocardiography
      • presents with tachycardia, diaphoresis, and central cyanosis 
    • Transposition of the great vessels
      • aorta is connected to the right ventricle, and pulmonary artery is connected to the left ventricle
      • cyanosis, normal pulmonary vasculature, and no signs of cardiomegaly
      • chest radiograph shows an "egg on a string" appearance
      • EKG shows right axis deviation
    • Truncus arteriosus
      • associated with DiGeorge syndrome
      • DiGeorge also presents with abnormal facies, thymic hypoplasia, cleft lip or palate, and hypocalcemia
    • Tricuspid valve atresia
    • Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
    • Patent ductus arteriosus
    • Ventral septal defect
    • Atrial septal defect
    • Coarctation of the aorta
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