Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) occurs in one out of every 100 live births. Of all CHD's, Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) has about a 8-10% occurance rate. It is the most common cyanotic (blue) disease. We are lucky because TOF is correctable and Jake will lead a normal life. He may not be a track star, but there's no reason why he can't participate in other sports (hmmmm, baseball maybe?) Of course, there are varying degrees of the disease, but based on what we know about Jake's heart, his prognosis is very good. Please take a look at the following links...they will help you understand more about TOF and CHDs in general.
Our Favorite Links
CHD Heart Defects Board at Parents Place
Arizona Children's Heart Foundation
Kids with Heart
AHA Children & Heart Disease
Tetralogy of Fallot