Episodios cianóticos

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Episodios cianóticos

La tetralogía de Fallot es un defecto cardíaco congénito que consiste en cuatro anomalías, las cuales producen un bombeo insuficiente de sangre oxigenada al cuerpo. Al nacer, es posible que los lactantes no muestren signos de cianosis, pero posteriormente se pueden presentar episodios de piel azulada al llorar o al comer. A éstos se les llama episodios cianóticos ("tet spells", en inglés).

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  • Last Reviewed on 12/01/2011
  • Kurt R. Schumacher, MD, Pediatric Cardiology, University of Michigan Congenital Heart Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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