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Preserved stroke volume late after tetralogy repair, despite severe right ventricular dilatation
  1. Shamus O'Meagher1,2,
  2. David S Celermajer1,2,
  3. Rajesh Puranik1,2
  1. 1 Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rajesh Puranik, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia; raj.puranik{at}

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The Authors’ reply We would like to thank Drs Masutani and Senzaki for their comments1 and Heart for the opportunity to respond.

As stated in our study2, we did not find a significant difference in left ventricular (LV) volumes or function in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) either above or below an indexed right ventricular (RV) end-diastolic volume of 150 mL/m2. We observed that as the RV became more dilated, …

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  • Contributors I would like to certify that all of the listed authors have made a substantial contribution to the manuscript. Each has been involved in drafting of the manuscript and revising it critically for important intellectual content and all have given final approval of the manuscript submitted.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Ethics approval Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia, Human Research Ethics Committee.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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