What are the signs and symptoms of tetralogy of fallot?
Children with this heart condition often have a blue tint to their skin, lips and fingernails. This is called cyanosis and means that not enough oxygen-rich blood is reaching the child’s body.
Sometimes, a baby only shows signs of cyanosis after crying or feeding. These episodes are called “Tet spells.”
Other symptoms of tetralogy of Fallot are:
- Trouble feeding
- Poor growth and weight gain
- Clubbed fingers
If your child is having any of these symptoms, especially cyanosis, contact your doctor immediately.
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