RIGHT-TO-LEFT SHUNTS

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  • 20% of CHD cases

  • blood with low O2 saturation bypasses pulmonary circulation and directly enters systemic circulation

  • prototypically, R L shunts include tetralogy of Fallot and tricuspid atresia

  • in all R L shunts, right heart pressure exceeds systemic pressure or else there will not be a shunt

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