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What does the following embryonic structure form in adult heart? Ductus Arteriosus

Ligamentum arteriosum


What does the following embryonic structure form in adult heart? Foramen ovale

Fossa ovalis


Why is the LA smooth?

Due to its absorption of the pulmonary veins


Why is the RA trabeculated?

Due to its formation from the primordial atrium - also absorbs sinus venosus


What does the following embryonic structure form in adult heart? Primitive atrium

Left and right auricles


Describe the initial process of septation

* Neural crest cells form the endocardial cushions which develop in the atrioventricular region* These grow towards one another and divide the developing heart into right and left channels


What needs to happen after the heart has been developed into right and left channels?

Atria, ventricles and outflow tract must be divided.


What happens in the outflow tract during septation?

In outflow tract: endocardial cushions also appear in the truncus arteriosus, as they grow towards each other they twist around each other to form a spiral septum


Give four steps of inter-atrial septation

1. Septum primum grows down towards the fused endocardial cushions2. The ostium primum is the first hole present before the septum primum fuses with the endocardial cushions3. Before the ostium primum closes, a second hole, the ostium secundum appears in the septum primum via apoptosis4. Finally a second crescent shaped septum, the septum secundum grows,; the hole in the septum secundum is the foramen ovale


What are the two components of the ventricular septum?

* Muscular* Membranous


Describe fromation of the interventricular septum

1. Muscular portion grows towards the endocardial cushions leaving a small gap – the 1° interventricular foramen2. Membranous portion of the interventricular septum formed by connective tissue derived from endocardial cushions to “fill the gap”


How are the lungs bypassed in foetal circulation?

Via foramen ovale, a right to left shuntq


In utero, how does left atrial pressure compare to right?

In utero: pressure LA


What occurs at first breath?

At birth: first breath causes pressure LA > pressure RA Þ septum primum pushed against septum secundum. Foreman ovale shuts.


What does the foramen ovale become after birth?

Fossa ovalis


What does the ductus arteriosus become after birth and why?

* Ductus arteriosus > ligamentum arteriosumo At birth, high oxygen in the lungs and reduced pulmonary vascular pressure trigger closure


What happens to ductus venosus after birth?

Ligamentum venosum


What happens to the umbilical vein after birth

Ligamentum teres


What is A?

The foramen ovale


What is the location and purpose of the foramen ovale?

The foramen ovale is formed from two holes in the septum primum and septum secundum in the atrial septum. Its purpose is to provide allow blood to move from the right atrium to the left, down a pressure gradient.


What is B?

The ductus arteriosus


What is the ductus arteriosus and what is its purpose?

The ductu arteriosus is a blood vessel connecting the pulmonry artery to the aortic arch. Allows most of the blood from the right ventricle to bypass the lungs in the foetus


What is C?

The ductus venosus


Where is C found, and what is its purpose?

The ductus venosus shunts half of the blood flow from umbilical veins to inferior vena cava, thus avoiding the liver.