Pulmonary-to-systemic shunt

Jump to: navigation, search
WikiDoc Cardiology News
Wikidoc-news-200px.jpg
Read more about Pulmonary-to-systemic shunt in the WikiDoc Cardiology News
All News Articles
Acute Coronary Syndromes
Biomarkers
Cardiovascular Imaging
CT Surgery
Diabetes
Electrophysiology
General Cardiology
Guidelines
Health Policy
Heart Failure
Hypertension
Interventional
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Prevention
Valvular Heart Disease

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Please Take Over This Page and Apply to be Editor-In-Chief for this topic: There can be one or more than one Editor-In-Chief. You may also apply to be an Associate Editor-In-Chief of one of the subtopics below. Please mail us [2] to indicate your interest in serving either as an Editor-In-Chief of the entire topic or as an Associate Editor-In-Chief for a subtopic. Please be sure to attach your CV and or biographical sketch.


A pulmonary-to-systemic shunt is a cardiac shunt which allows, or is designed to cause, blood to flow from the pulmonary circulation to the systemic circulation. This occurs when:

  1. there is a passage between two or more of the great vessels; and,
  2. pulmonic pressure is higher than systemic pressure and/or the shunt has a one-way valvular opening.

A pulmonary-to-systemic shunt functions as follows:

  1. right-to-left in the absence of arterioventricular discordance.
  2. left-to-right if the great vessels are transposed.



Linked-in.jpg