Waterston shunt

Wa·ter·ston shunt

(wă'tĕr-stŏn),
creation of a narrow opening (about 3 mm) between the ascending aorta and the subjacent right pulmonary artery to increase pulmonary circulation in cyanotic heart disease with decreased pulmonary flow.

Waterston,

David J., English thoracic and pediatric surgeon, 1910–.
Waterston operation - a surgically created anastomosis between the pulmonary artery and the ascending aorta to palliate adult tetralogy of Fallot.
Waterston shunt - creation of a narrow opening between the ascending aorta and the subjacent right pulmonary artery.
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The current patient's cardiac malformation, pulmonary atresia, was palliated with a Waterston shunt (side-to-side anastomosis of the ascending aorta to the right pulmonary artery).