Cardiac shunt


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Cardiac shunt

A defect in the wall of the heart that allows blood from different chambers to mix.
References in periodicals archive ?
Systemic complications included myocardial infarction, likely due to a right to left cardiac shunt.
Lymphography in patients with a right to left cardiac shunt, in patients with advanced pulmonary disease, especially those with alveolar-capillary block, and in patients who have had radiotherapy to the lungs.
This article reviews the pathophysiology of cardiorespiratory problems in children with cardiac shunt lesions.
There is a mandatory cardiac shunt (usually ASD or patent ductus arteriosis (PDA)) in patients with TAPVD, the absence of which is a fatal condition.
The development of pulmonary hypertension in heterotaxy syndrome is possible (eg, in the setting of left-right blood shunting); however, a significant cardiac shunt volume was ruled out in our patient.
of the CTS FlowCoil(TM), a cardiac shunt that is designed to be used
However, concerns have been raised relating to the potential risk of cerebral gas embolisation, particularly in patients who have a right-to-left cardiac shunt that may allow residual bubbles from the foam to enter the arterial circulation.
Optison is not for use in patients with known or suspected: (1) Right-to-left, bi-directional, or transient right-to-left cardiac shunts or (2) Hypersensitivity to perflutren, blood, blood products, or albumin.
The enrollment phase of the study also showed that right-to-left cardiac shunts occurred in 60% of the patients with migraine who were screened, Dr.
Imagent has no known contraindications; however, the product should be administered with caution to patients with cardiac shunts or severe pulmonary vascular disease.
Do not administer DEFINITY([R]) to patients with known or suspected right-to-left, bi-directional or transient right-to-left cardiac shunts, by intra-arterial injection, or to patients with known hypersensitivity to perflutren.