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Fetal circulation & Congenital Heart Defects - page 2

Problems, Problems!!! I hope someone can shed some light. I am in the Pediatrics rotation. I will be taking an exam and my teacher said know Fetal circulation. We are on a break so I am a little... Read More

  1. Visit  NotReady4PrimeTime profile page
    #13 2
    If it hasn't aleady been posted, check out http://cincinnatichildrens.org and take a look at the interactive cardiac section. It will make things SO much clearer in your mind, because the defects are shown in live action so you see the blood flow both pre and post op.
  2. Visit  4x4country profile page
    #14 0
    Quote from vickyrn

    examples of acyanotic (left-to-right) heart defects:
    ventricular septal defect (vsd)
    atrial septal defect (asd)
    patent ductus arteriosus (pda)
    atrioventricular septal defect (avsd) (endocardial cushion defect)

    examples of acyanotic (left-to-right) heart defects:
    usually the ones starting with a "t" -
    tetralogy of fallot (tof)
    transposition of the great arteries (tga)
    tricuspid atresia
    truncus arteriosus
    total anomalous pulmonary venous return
    hypoplastic left heart syndrome (hlhs)

    okay after many hrs studying, i think that this needs to be corrected.
    the pink should say examples of cyanotic (right to left) heart defects :

    think cyanotic= 3t's= tof, truncys arteriosus, transposition of great vessel

  3. Visit  tiggerdagibit profile page
    #15 1
    I agree.

    Something we learned today to help us remember Tetralogy of Fallot...

    Real--------- right ventricular hypertrophy
    Oxygenation--overiding aorta
    Problem------pulmonary stenosis
    Very Scary---ventricular septal defect
  4. Visit  beth66335 profile page
    #16 0
    I agree also, my son was definitely cyanotic at birth.
  5. Visit  4x4country profile page
    #17 1

    Tet of fallot= HOPS
    H= hypertrophy of Rt. ventricle
    0= overriding aorta
    P= pulomonary stenosis
    S= spetical defect (ventricle)

    Thats how i remember it.
  6. Visit  ghillbert profile page
    #18 1
  7. Visit  JessieMB profile page
    #19 0
    Thank you so much, I am testing this information on Monday & a light bulb just went off!
  8. Visit  Spokanesthesia profile page
    #20 0
    Check out 'Congenital Heart Defects,' a helpful iPhone app. Easy to understand with pictures, helped me figure them out.