TITLE

Blalock shunt

AUTHOR(S)
Peters, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
BMA A-Z Family Medical Encyclopedia;2004, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
An encyclopedia entry for the term "Blalock shunt" is presented. It refers to the surgical process which involves a connection between one of the two subclavian arteries and one of the pulmonary arteries. It adds that the shunt can treat congenital heart disorders such as tetralogy of Fallot, in which oxygen-depleted blood is diverted back to the heart before it reaches the lungs.
ACCESSION #
43995853

 

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