Management of Infants and Neonates with Tetralogy of Fallot
October 26, 2022
Country of Publication
Despite decades of experience, aspects of the management of tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary stenosis (TOF) remain controversial. Practitioners must consider newer, evolving treatment strategies with limited data to guide decision making. Therefore, the TOF Clinical Practice Standards Committee was commissioned by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery to provide a framework on this topic, focused on timing and types of interventions, management of high-risk patients, technical considerations during interventions, and best practices for assessment of outcomes of the interventions. In addition, the group was tasked with identifying pertinent research questions for future investigations. It is recognized that variability in institutional experience could influence the application of this framework to clinical practice.
Male, Female, Infant
Health Care Settings
Hospital, Operating and recovery room
Nurse, nurse practitioner, physician, physician assistant
D013771 - Tetralogy of Fallot
neonates, pulmonary valve reconstruction, tetralogy of Fallot
Expert Consensus Panel:; Miller JR, Stephens EH, Goldstone AB, Glatz AC, Kane L, Van Arsdell GS, Stellin G, Barron DJ, d'Udekem Y, Benson L, Quintessenza J, Ohye RG, Talwar S, Fremes SE, Emani SM, Eghtesady P. The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 2022 Expert Consensus Document: Management of infants and neonates with tetralogy of Fallot. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Jan;165(1):221-250. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2022.07.025. Epub 2022 Oct 26. PMID: 36522807.