What are the indications for echocardiography in the workup of tetralogy of Fallot (TOF)?

Updated: Nov 13, 2018
  • Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Yasmine S Ali, MD, FACC, FACP, MSCI  more...
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Echocardiography has the following attributes:

  • Color-flow Doppler echocardiography: Assesses overall cardiac function and the status of the valves, and for the presence of any residual VSD, ductus arterosus, or atrial septal defect

  • Allows evaluation of the valvular anatomy but is unable to visualize the coronary anatomy in adults

  • Reveals the grade and severity of any RVOT obstruction


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