What is Glenn shunt?

Category: Surgeries


Glenn shunt is a surgical procedure for certain heart defects in which the superior vena cava is connected to the right pulmonary artery so that blood bypasses malformed right chambers of the heart and is shunted directly into the lungs for oxygenation.

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Glenn shunt

Side effect Patients


Stopped having Glenn shunt

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
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Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
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Not at all hard to take 1
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