Blalock-Taussig Shunt

A surgical procedure where a connection is made between the aorta and  pulmonary artery to allow shunting of blood.

procedure developed in 1944.

Shunt sewn between one of the small arteries off the aorta and the pulmonary artery  to allow blood serving to channel blood to the lungs in patients with cardiac congenital defects where the pulmonary artery is blocked or nonexistent.

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