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Weight of the left and right ventricle of the heart during fetal life.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  5043378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The hearts from 31 fetuses aged from 12 to 40 weeks' gestation were dissected after fixation. The right ventricle and the left ventricle plus septum were weighed separately and a ratio was established. The total and separate ventricular weights increase steadily with age and at a similar rate. Throughout fetal life the left ventricle plus septum is larger than the right ventricle, but the right ventricle forms a greater proportion of the total ventricular weight than it does in the child or the adult.For the first time, a table of normal fetal heart weights and ratios obtained using the method of Fulton, Hutchinson, and Jones (1952) is presented.
A Hislop; L Reid
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0021-9746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  1972 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1972-09-15     Completed Date:  1972-09-15     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376601     Medline TA:  J Clin Pathol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Heart / anatomy & histology*
Gestational Age
Heart Septum / anatomy & histology
Heart Ventricles / anatomy & histology
Organ Size

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