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. by   NotReady4PrimeTime
    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. by   4x4country
    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. by   tiggerdagibit
    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. by   beth66335
    I agree also, my son was definitely cyanotic at birth.
  5. by   4x4country

    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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  7. by   JessieMB
    Thank you so much, I am testing this information on Monday & a light bulb just went off!
  8. by   Spokanesthesia
    Check out 'Congenital Heart Defects,' a helpful iPhone app. Easy to understand with pictures, helped me figure them out.