In this video, Dr. Radha Krishnan, Director, Pediatric Cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, will talk on Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and when to correct it. He informs that all TOFs have to be corrected. It generally depends on the oxygen levels at the time of presentation of the patient. If the oxygen levels are very low at the time of birth, then a palliative form of surgery known as Blalock–Taussig shunt or the BT shunt. He also tells us that it is generally corrected beyond six months of age.
Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Cardiology in Fortis Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, Okhla Road, Delhi. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has over 3 decades of rich professional experience in his field. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan pioneered Interventional Cardiology and was instrumental in carrying out Balloon dilation of the Atrial Septum and Mitral Balloon Valvuloplasty for the first time in the world at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has treated several patients suffering from heart diseases in India and gives every patient the best of medical care. Dr. Sitaraman Radhakrishnan has published several papers in India and abroad and is a member of prestigious medical associations.