Fetal circulation & Congenital Heart Defects - page 2

by Phillygryl

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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 lost. I can't afford to wait,... Read More


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    Oh wow! I'm so glad I came across this post. We're starting to cover this tomorrow.
    Wish I could help 4x4, but thank you for making this thread active! Good luck.
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    Try googling "Tetralogy of Fallot related to Patent Ductus Arteriosus" It gave me a whole page of sites. My son had TGV/A and they gave him meds to keep his Ductus Arteriosus open, but he did not have Tetralogy of Fallot so I don't know about the link. Hope this helps!
    Last edit by beth66335 on Jul 6, '08
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    Thanks a bunch.....so much good information....I will be using this in 3rd semester coming in august.
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    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.
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    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



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    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
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    I agree also, my son was definitely cyanotic at birth.
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    Tet of fallot= HOPS
    H= hypertrophy of Rt. ventricle
    0= overriding aorta
    P= pulomonary stenosis
    S= spetical defect (ventricle)

    Thats how i remember it.
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    Thank you so much, I am testing this information on Monday & a light bulb just went off!


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