Claire Bennett Update

Florence’s first operation is called the Norwood Procedure.
This aims of this operation are

* to improve the flow of oxygenated blood around the body by attaching the pulmonary artery to the aorta.

* to provide blood flow to the lungs via a shunt from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery. This makes sure blood reached a the lungs to collect oxygen that flows around the body.

* to create a permanent passage between the left and right atria ensuring a mix of oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood flows around the body.

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