acyanotic shunting congenital heart disease

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These can occur at various different sites:

  • atrial level - atrial septal defect
  • ventricular level - ventricular septal defect
  • level of the great arteries - patent ductus arteriosus
  • communication can occur from a great artery to atrium or ventricle eg ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm
  • communication from ventricle to atrium - left ventricle to right atrium
  • left to right communication can occur at several levels - atrioventricular defect

Last reviewed 01/2018