Diagnosis Heart & Vascular

Tetralogy of Fallot
Diagnosis

A complete cardiac evaluation for tetralogy of Fallot will include:

  • Echocardiography, in which a picture is made of the heart by using sound waves
  • Chest X-ray
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), which records the heart's electrical activity
  • Examination of the oxygen content of arterial blood. This is usually done with an oximeter, a little light that can be placed on a finger. Sometimes, a blood sample may be drawn from an artery in the wrist and checked for content of oxygen, carbon dioxide and acidity.

UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.

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