Surgically-created cardiac shunts (mnemonic)

Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 07 Apr 2019

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

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