1. Development of the Heart and Great Vessels

  1. Constantine Mavroudis3,
  2. Carl Backer Associate Editor4 and
  3. Richid F. Idriss
  1. Peter J. Gruber1,
  2. Andy Wessels2 and
  3. Steven W. Kubalak2

Published Online: 28 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118320754.ch1

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Fourth Edition

Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Gruber, P. J., Wessels, A. and Kubalak, S. W. (2012) Development of the Heart and Great Vessels, in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Fourth Edition (eds C. Mavroudis, C. Backer and R. F. Idriss), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118320754.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Florida Hospital for Children, Orlando, FL, USA

  2. 4

    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Primary Children's Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  2. 2

    Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196529

Online ISBN: 9781118320754

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Keywords:

  • pediatric;
  • tube heart;
  • looping;
  • septation;
  • atrioventricular valve;
  • outflow tract;
  • semilunar valve;
  • neural crest;
  • aortic arch;
  • heart development

Summary

This chapter covers development of the heart and great vessels, starting with the formation of cardiac precursors and tube heart, key landmarks in looping, convergence, and septation; atrioventricular junction segment and valve development, development of the conduction system, morphogenesis of the outflow tract and of the great vessels, and coronary circulation. Development of the neural crest, aortic arch, and pulmonary and systemic veins is also covered.