What is Bidirectional Glenn Procedure?

Also known as: bidirectional cavopulmonary anastomosis, bidirectional Glenn shunt, cavopulmonary shunt.

Bidirectional Glenn procedure is one in a series of surgeries performed to get a sufficient amount of blood to the lungs. It is needed when one of the heart’s ventricles doesn’t work well.

Reviewed by: Jun Sasaki, MD

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