Transition from the Fetal to the Neonatal Circulation



To understand the rules and limitations of neonatal circulation in normal hearts and in those with congenital diseases, one must remember and understand the basic rules of heart physiology and apply them to the fetal and the neonatal circulations, with emphasis on the cardiovascular adaptation to the changes occurring at birth.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Service of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of PediatricsHôpital Necker-Enfants Malades, University of Paris VParisFrance

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