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Shunt right to left

shunt, right to left

(Science: cardiology) A term used to describe the diversion of blood from the right side of the heart to the left. Long standing left to right shunts can lead to increased right sided pressures in the pulmonary circuit (pulmonary hypertension). Eventually the left to right shunt reverses and blood flows from the right to the left. Can be seen in large untreated ventricular septal defect or atrial septal defect.

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