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Preserved stroke volume late after tetralogy repair, despite severe right ventricular dilatation
  1. Satoshi Masutani,
  2. Hideaki Senzaki
  1. Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saitama Medical University, Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Professor Hideaki Senzaki, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Saitama Medical University, Staff Office Building 101, Kamoda, Kawagoe 1981, Saitama; hsenzaki{at}

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To the Editor Right ventricular (RV) enlargement due to increased pulmonary regurgitation has been identified as a significant issue in patients after repair of tetralogy of Fallot. In a recent study, O'Meagher et al1 reported an interesting observation; exercise capacity and stroke volume are maintained with RV end-diastolic volume index (RVEDVi) above, as opposed to below, a commonly used cut-off (150 mL/m …

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