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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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(b) Aortogram shows a right-sided aortic arch and patent Blalock-Taussig shunt. There is stenosis at the ostium of the left pulmonary artery (yellow arrow) and both pulmonary artery aneurysms.
For those who know the details, she had a "modified Blalock-Taussig shunt"--surgery that makes a connection between the heart and the pulmonary artery, allowing her blood to be oxygenated.
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.
One patient who had single ventricular physiology complicated with asplenia syndrome underwent laparoscopic fundoplication after the initial cardiac surgery (the Blalock-Taussig shunt).
By 9 years of age, her medical history included the following: At the age of 2.5 left 5mm Gore-Tex modified Blalock-Taussig shunt was constructed.
Assistant interventional methods and operations performed before Fontan operation in patients who had undergone Fontan operation and the ages at the time of these interventions; balloon atrial septostomy in two subjects [1 day old (1), 2 days old (1)], Glennshunt in 11 subjects [0-1 years old (6), 1-2 years old (4), 2-3 years old (1)], Blalock-Taussig shunt in 5 subjects [4 months old (1), 1-2 years old (3), 2-3 years old (1)], pulmonary band in 1 subject (1 month old).
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).
demonstrated decreased GFR (by inulin clearance) in 5 out of 10 adults with tetralogy of fallot, a mean of 20 years post blalock-taussig shunt; mean GFR in these adults was 80 mls/min/1.73m218.