Sano shunt

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Sano shunt
Diagram of the human heart (cropped).svg
Diagram of the human heart. In the Sano shunt, circulation is diverted from the right ventricle to the pulmonary circulation.

A Sano shunt is a shunt from the right ventricle to the pulmonary circulation.[1][2][3]

In contrast to a Blalock–Taussig shunt, circulation is primarily in systole.

It is sometimes used as the first step in a Norwood procedure.


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  3. ^ Sano, S.; Ishino, K.; Kawada, M.; Arai, S.; Kasahara, S.; Asai, T.; Masuda, Z.; Takeuchi, M.; Ohtsuki, S. (Aug 2003). "Right ventricle-pulmonary artery shunt in first-stage palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome". J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 126 (2): 504–9; discussion 509–10. doi:10.1016/s0022-5223(02)73575-7. PMID 12928651.