Intermediate Cardiac Embryology

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Begin Intermediate: Primordial Heart Tube  Heart Tube Looping  Atrial Ventricular Septation  Outflow Tract  Heart Valves  Cardiac Abnormalities  Vascular Overview


Cardiac Embryology     Begin Basic     Begin Intermediate     Begin Advanced  


Beginning the Intermediate Module

The cardiovascular system is the first major system to function within the embryo, with the heart beginning to function during the fourth week. Congenital heart defects affect 8-10 of every 1000 births in the United States. Hence in both embryological and clinical contexts it is important to consider heart development.

The intermediate section of this module on cardiac embryology is directed at university level students with some previous study of embryology but minimal previous study of cardiac development specifically. This unit takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete. The intermediate cardiac module contains 7 pages which should be worked through in order.

  1. Primordial Heart Tube
  2. Looping of the Heart Tube
  3. Atrial and Ventricular Septation
  4. Development of the Outflow Tract
  5. Development of Heart Valves
  6. Abnormalities of Cardiac Development
  7. Overview of Vascular Development

These pages are also listed and linked in the yellow boxes at the top of each page. When you have completed the intermediate cardiac module, you can complete the intermediate quiz to test your knowledge. For students who would like either less or more detailed information regarding each step in the developmental process, links throughout the unit will direct you to the corresponding section in the basic level or advanced level respectively. Alternatively, after completing the intermediate module you can proceed to the next advanced module or return to the simpler basic module.


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Background Reading

Books

Websites

  • Human Embryology: Has animations, self-tests and glossaries associated with Larsen’s Human Embryology textbook
  • Cardiac Embryology: Interactive multimedia application designed to provide 3D animations of heart development
  • Embryo Images Online: Scanning electron micrographs of cardiac development

Journals


Cardiac Embryology     Begin Basic     Begin Intermediate     Begin Advanced  


Glossary Links

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Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2019, February 19) Embryology Intermediate Cardiac Embryology. Retrieved from https://embryology.med.unsw.edu.au/embryology/index.php/Intermediate_Cardiac_Embryology

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© Dr Mark Hill 2019, UNSW Embryology ISBN: 978 0 7334 2609 4 - UNSW CRICOS Provider Code No. 00098G