Chapter 7. The Cardiac Septum

  1. Francesco Fulvio Faletra MD Head of Cardiac Imaging Laboratory1,
  2. Natesa G. Pandian MD Professor of Medicine Co-Director2 and
  3. Siew Yen Ho PhD Head of Cardiac Morphology3

Published Online: 29 JAN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch7

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography

How to Cite

Faletra, F. F., Pandian, N. G. and Ho, S. Y. (2008) The Cardiac Septum, in Anatomy of the Heart by Multislice Computed Tomography, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300550.ch7

Author Information

  1. 1

    Fondazione Cardiocentro Ticino, Lugano, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Center for Cardiovascular Imaging, Tufts University Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

  3. 3

    National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405180559

Online ISBN: 9781444300550



  • cardiac septum;
  • lipomatous hypertrophy of atrial septum;
  • right aspect of septum characterized by crater-like structure of fossa ovalis;
  • membranous septum and muscular components of septum;
  • ventricular (or interventricular) septum separating left and right ventricles;
  • 3D volume rendering – ventricular septum viewed from right ventricular perspective;
  • proper cropping with contrast cleaning and left ventricular surface evaluation;
  • subpulmonary muscular infundibulum and supraventricular crest


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Atrial septum

  • Membranous septum

  • Ventricular septum

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