Blalock-Taussig shunt

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Related to Blalock-Taussig shunt: Blalock-Taussig operation, Norwood procedure

Bla·lock-Taus·sig shunt

(blā'lok taw'sig),
a palliative subclavian artery to pulmonary artery anastomosis.
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Bla·lock-Taus·sig shunt

(blā'lok taw'sig shŭnt)
A palliative subclavian artery to pulmonary artery anastomosis.
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Blalock-Taussig shunt

[Alfred Blalock, U.S. surgeon; 1899–1965; Helen B. Taussig, U.S. pediatrician; 1898–1986]

B-T shunt.

An anastomosis of a subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery on the same side. This procedure increases blood flow to the lungs in children with cardiac defects. The modified Blalock-Taussig shunt involves the use of synthetic graft material to create the anastomosis.
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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.


Helen B., U.S. pediatrician, 1898-1986.
Blalock-Taussig operation - see under Blalock
Blalock-Taussig shunt - see under Blalock
Taussig-Bing disease - Synonym(s): Taussig-Bing syndrome
Taussig-Bing syndrome - complete transposition of the aorta with a left-sided pulmonary artery overriding the left ventricle and ventricular septal defect, right ventricular hypertrophy, anteriorly situated aorta, and posteriorly situated pulmonary artery. Synonym(s): Taussig-Bing disease
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We infused intraarterial streptokinase immediately after balloon angioplasty due to the irregular contour seen in angiograms on the pulmonary side of the modified Blalock-Taussig shunt. Although we had planned to give 24 000 U streptokinase in 30 minutes, we discontinued the infusion after observing complete patency in angiograms after the half dose of streptokinase (12 000 U).
In conclusion, we presented an 11 months old patient with acute modified Blalock-Taussig shunt occlusion, who was successfully treated with balloon angioplasty and intraarterial streptokinase.
Acutely blocked Blalock-Taussig shunt following cardiac catheterization: successful recanalization with intravenous streptokinase.
Balloon angioplasty for Blalock-Taussig shunt failure in the early postoperative period.
Effects of modified and classic Blalock-Taussig shunts on the pulmonary arterial tree.
Trancatheter recanalization and subsequent stent implantation for the treatment of early postoperative thrombosis of modified Blalock-Taussig shunts in two children.
Percutaneous transluminal balloon angioplasty of stenotic standard Blalock-Taussig shunts: Effect on choice of initial palliation in cyanotic congenital heart disease.