SAM I. MILLER, M.D.
Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot rarely live beyond the third decade, and only seven patients who survived beyond this age have been reported. The mean age of survival in Maude Abbott's series was 12 years.1 The reported patients2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 lived from 41 to 60 years of age.
The rarity of survival of such patients to the sixth decade of life warrants recording; for this reason a patient who survived to 56 years of age and died from another cause is reported.
A 56 year old white man was first seen October 27, 1948, for
MILLER SI. TETRALOGY OF FALLOT: REPORT OF A CASE THAT SURVIVED TO HIS FIFTY-SEVENTH YEAR AND DIED FOLLOWING SURGICAL RELIEF OF GALL-STONE ILEUS1. Ann Intern Med. ;36:901–910. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-901
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):901-910.
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