INTRODUCTION: In patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), right ventricular myocardial delayed enhancement (MDE) and diastolic dysfunction are common, and have been associated with decreased exercise capacity and increased arrhythmia. Predictors of quality of life (QOL) have not been reported in this population.
PURPOSE: We assessed the hypothesis that a greater degree of MDE in adolescents and adults with repaired TOF would correlate with diastolic dysfunction and decreased QOL.
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Lu, Jimmy C.; Cotts, Timothy B.; Agarwal, Prachi P.; Attili, Anil K.; and Dorfman, Adam L., "Ventricular function, myocardial delayed enhancement and patient-reported quality of life in adolescents and adults with repaired tetralogy of Fallot" (2010). Internal Medicine Presentations. 5.