Surgically-created cardiac shunts (mnemonic)

A mnemonic for surgically-created cardiac shunts for congenital heart disease is:

  • great flow really would be perfect​

The mnemonic is ordered by the position of the shunt antegrade to normal blood flow through the heart, proceeding from the systemic venous system into the right heart, and then into the arterial system.

Mnemonic

Great flow really would be perfect

Congenital heart disease

There is more than one way to present the variety of congenital heart diseases. Whichever way they are categorised, it is helpful to have a working understanding of normal and fetal circulation, as well as an understanding of the segmental approach to imaging in congenital heart disease.

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Article Information

rID: 36706
System: Cardiac
Section: Mnemonics
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Great flow really would be perfect

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