(See Normal Heart Image for comparison)
(Click HERE to see this heart before the Glenn procedure)
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- The section of the pulmonary artery (with stenosis) that should carry oxygen-poor blood into the heart is removed.
- 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
3. The septal wall between the left and right atria is removed to provide better blood flow into the ventricles.
4. A patch is placed over tricuspid valve. [Normally they would patch the hole in the septal wall between the two ventricles, but when the tricuspid valve is overriding, then they patch the valve instead so they don’t damage the valve.]