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Surgeons performed micro-surgery to put in a Blalock-Taussig Shunt, which relieved some of the symptoms from his condition.
So the doctors proposed a temporizing measure: they would implant a Blalock-Taussig shunt, which would establish an alternative route for Anna's blood and thus enable much of it to reach her lungs.