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A teenager with tetralogy of fallot becomes a soccer player

Massimo Bolognesi, Diletta Bolognesi

(Cesena, Italy)

Am J Case Rep 2013; 14:380-384

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.889440

Background: Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) is the most common form of cyanotic congenital defect. Adult subjects with results of repair of tetralogy of Fallot may present post-surgical consequences that limit their physical capacity and thus their ability to compete in sports. Conversely, adults with excellent repair of congenital heart disease may have a chance to participate in competitive sports.
Case Report: This case report illustrates the clinical course of a teenager with an outcome of surgical repair for TOF and demonstrates the boy’s excellent physical capacity that ensures his ability to play soccer.
Conclusions: This case report raises the question of the possible revision of the criteria of the Italian COCIS protocol in terms of corrected congenital heart disease.

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