Blalock, Alfred

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Alfred, U.S. surgeon, 1899-1965.
Blalock anastomosis
Blalock clamp
Blalock-Hanlon operation - the creation of a large atrial septal defect as a palliative procedure for complete transposition of the great arteries.
Blalock pulmonary clamp
Blalock shunt - subclavian artery to pulmonary artery shunt to increase pulmonary circulation in cyanotic heart disease with decreased pulmonary flow.
Blalock sutures
Blalock-Taussig operation - an operation for congenital malformations of the heart.
Blalock-Taussig shunt - a palliative subclavian artery to pulmonary artery anastomosis.
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He served as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1999 -- 2004 where he received the prestigious Alfred Blalock Research Award in 2004.
At Hopkins he attracts the attention of Alfred Blalock, who becomes the father figure so sorely missed in the past.
It portrayed the life of Alfred Blalock, who performed the first open-heart surgery and developed the Blalock-Taussig operation.
Alfred Blalock (Alan Rickman), the pioneer of open-heart surgery.