Shunt left to right
shunt, left to right
A term used to describe the diversion of blood from the higher pressure left side of the heart to the right side (pulmonary circuit). Can be seen in ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus (congenital at birth).
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... presentation and outcome of 15 neonates with porto-systemic (PS) shunt detected by mass screening (Paigen method) for galactosemia are reviewed. ... with PS shunt by ductus venosus Arantii. Four had extrahepatic porto-left renal venous (PRV) shunt. Nine neonates presented with intrahepatic ...
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