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Scholarly Research Exchange
Volume 2008, Article ID 541548, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.3814/2008/541548
Case Report

Acute Rheumatic Fever Complicating Tetralogy of Fallot

1Department of Cardiology, Sardar Patel Medical College and Associated Group of Hospitals, Bikaner 334003, India
2Department of Medicine, National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad 380016, India

Received 26 July 2008; Revised 20 August 2008; Accepted 16 October 2008

Copyright © 2008 Maneesha Bhaya et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This is a unique case of a patient aged 35 years developing rheumatic carditis secondary to acute rheumatic fever. The patient developed acute mitral regurgitation yet tolerated it relatively well because of coexistent Tetralogy of Fallot. The hemodynamics in this patient was significantly altered by the coexistence of these two conditions. This is the first case of its kind when acute rheumatic fever has been documented in a patient of Tetralogy of Fallot.