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This video series explains Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), a congenital heart malformation in which blood flow is blocked from entering the lungs. Fetal Heart Program and Cardiac Center staff discuss how they diagnosis the condition before birth, monitor babies through pregnancy and delivery, and surgically repair the defect.
Kim Persick, Mother: I worked at CHOP for 15 years in the Echo Lab. And we were just fooling around scanning the baby, and the fetal heart technician-- she actually caught this lesion when I was 15 weeks pregnant. And in my family history there's some heart disease so they wanted to watch. And about at 20 weeks they told me that they suspected that he was a tetralogy. I was okay. Of course, I was concerned and nervous. But I knew where I was, and that he would be taken care of.
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