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Transition from fetal to extrauterine circulation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9087007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In utero, there is increased pulmonary vascular resistance favoring minimal pulmonary blood flow and right-to-left shunting of blood through the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale. Delivery initiates a series of complex biochemical and structural changes whereby the neonate assumes those processes critical to survival. This article reviews fetal circulation, the characteristics of the fetal cardiopulmonary system, and the transition from fetal to neonatal circulation. It also discusses the consequences of disrupted transition to extrauterine life and the relationship between fetal cardiopulmonary anatomy and congenital heart disease.
D A Sansoucie; T A Cavaliere
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-10     Completed Date:  1997-04-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5-12     Citation Subset:  N    
NICU, State University Medical Center, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Embryonic and Fetal Development / physiology*
Fetus / blood supply*
Hemodynamics / physiology*
Infant, Newborn

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