Successful maternal and fetal outcome in an uncorrected case of tetralogy of fallot

Aditya R. Nimbkar, Shruti A. Panchbudhe, Prasad Y. Deshmukh, Arun H. Nayak


Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is the most common congenital heart defect which is associated with systemic cyanosis. Pregnancy and delivery cause dramatic alterations in cardiovascular physiology and pregnancy in women with unrepaired TOF may have a worsening in right to left shunt with an increase of the cyanosis. This possesses an elevated risk of maternal and foetal morbidity and even mortality. We report and discuss a case of a 24 years old Primigravida with uncorrected ToF. A multidisciplinary team was involved in the management of the case with the aim to minimize maternal and foetal complications. The target of the management was to perform adequate maternal surveillance by maintaining an adequate oxygen saturation and good haemoglobin levels and perform timely foetal surveillance tests in the form of Obstetric doppler. A caesarean section was performed at 35 weeks and 5 days of gestation without any maternal or fetal complications. Without optimal obstetrical or medical management, prognosis of pregnancy in patient with uncorrected ToF is poor.


Tetralogy of fallot, Uncorrected, Pregnancy, Cyanotic congenital heart disease

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