Canal

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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

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I have watched the close-up video of our cardiac surgeons repairing a complex atrioventricular canal defect.
Among patients with severe ACHD--that is, those with univentricular heart, atrioventricular canal defects, tetralogy of Fallot, truncus arteriosus, or transposition of the great arteries--the lifetime risk of atrial arrhythmia was 60%.
In addition to the situs inversus totalis, a complete right-to-left reversal of the thoracic and abdominal organs, and her heart being on the right side of her chest, a condition known as dextrocardia, Isabelle's heart has at least seven severe defects, including: transposition of the great arteries; the pulmonary stenosis that keeps her heart from pumping enough blood; and atrioventricular canal defect, a condition that includes her having a large hole in the center of her heart.

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