Glenn Procedure

(See Normal Heart Image for comparison)

(Click HERE to see this heart before the Glenn procedure)

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Glenn Procedure:

  1. The section of the pulmonary artery (with stenosis) that should carry oxygen-poor blood into the heart is removed.
  2. Oxygen-poor blood coming back from the top half of the body is diverted directly into the lungs instead of flowing back into the heart before going to the lungs

Atrial Septectomy:

3.  The septal wall between the left and right atria is removed to provide better blood flow into the ventricles.



Heart IMAGES and text descriptions that may be re-posted or linked on blogs/carepages/facebook to help explain congenital heart defects to family and friends.

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