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Synonyms for shunt

a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current

implant consisting of a tube made of plastic or rubber

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transfer to another track, of trains

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provide with or divert by means of an electrical shunt

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In contrast, with a Blalock-Taussig shunt (end-to-side anastomosis of a subclavian artery to the ipsilateral pulmonary artery) the size of the anastomosis and left-to-right shunt is limited by the size of the subclavian artery, and Eisenmenger's reaction virtually never occurs.
Patients of single ventricle morphology undergo staged reconstructive surgery and usually the first stage is BDG except in few patients depending on their presentation, pulmonary artery band or modified Blalock-Taussig shunt becomes the first stage.
The traditional version uses a modified Blalock-Taussig shunt (MBTS), which connects the aorta (the major blood vessel delivering blood from the heart to the body) to the pulmonary artery.
A Blalock-Taussig shunt is an artificial blood vessel that connects the innominate or subclavian artery to either the right or left branch pulmonary artery (Callow & Suddaby, 2006).
30 years) earlier, while one had undergone a Blalock-Taussig shunt 7 years before.
A 10-year-old patient with tricuspid atresia, ventricular septal defect and severe pulmonary stenosis had underwent a left modified Blalock-Taussig shunt on the 7th day of life.