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Cyanotic heart disease 

Cyanotic heart disease
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Cyanotic heart disease
Author(s):

Dawn L. Adamson

, Mandish K. Dhanjal

, and Catherine Nelson-Piercy

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199574308.003.0082
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date: 18 February 2020

Introduction 166

Maternal risk in cyanotic heart disease 168

Specific cyanotic lesions 170

Cyanosis is caused by insufficient oxygen content of systemic arterial blood. This may be due to:

lack of oxygenation through the lungs

or by mixing of adequately oxygenated arterial blood with venous blood through a right-to-left shunt:...

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