Management of tetralogy of Fallot in South Africa

  • Robin H. Kinsley Netcare Sunninghill Hospital


This issue of the Journal contains 2 papers on the local management of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).  The first comprehensively and frankly reviews the surgical repair of TOF in a state hospital. The detailed text is well complemented by excellent tables and figures. Particularly noteworthy is the complete (100%) early postoperative studies of the severity of pulmonary regurgitation, right ventricular outflow gradients and trans-annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE), by transthoracic echocardiogram. Under the circumstances, the surgery itself was satisfactory.


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Author Biography

Robin H. Kinsley, Netcare Sunninghill Hospital

Cardiothoracic surgeon, Netcare Sunninghill Hospital, Sunninghill Park, Sandton, South Africa