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Cardiac Embryology

Begin Basic module

Basic Cardiac Embryology

  1. The Primitive Heart Tube
  2. Divisions of the Embryonic Heart
  3. Vascular Connections to the Embryonic Heart

Begin Intermediate module:

Intermediate Cardiac Embryology

  1. The 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

Begin Advanced module:

Advanced Cardiac Embryology

  1. Early Embryonic Heart Fields
  2. The Endocardial Heart Tubes
  3. Cardiac Looping
  4. Cardiac Septation
  5. Outflow Tract Development
  6. Valve Development
  7. Development of the Cardiac Conduction System
  8. Developmental Abnormalities
  9. Molecular Control of Development

Background Reading

Recent Articles

  • Concepts of cardiac development in retrospect. van den Berg G, Moorman AF. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Jul;30(5):580-7. Epub 2009 Jan 30. PMID: 19184179 | PMC: 2691808
  • Signaling pathways controlling second heart field development.

Rochais F, Mesbah K, Kelly RG. Circ Res. 2009 Apr 24;104(8):933-42. Review. PMID: 19390062

  • Molecular embryology for an understanding of congenital heart diseases.

Yamagishi H, Maeda J, Uchida K, Tsuchihashi T, Nakazawa M, Aramaki M, Kodo K, Yamagishi C. Anat Sci Int. 2009 Apr 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 19347680

  • A caudal proliferating growth center contributes to both poles of the forming heart tube.

van den Berg G, Abu-Issa R, de Boer BA, Hutson MR, de Boer PA, Soufan AT, Ruijter JM, Kirby ML, van den Hoff MJ, Moorman AF. Circ Res. 2009 Jan 30;104(2):179-88. Epub 2008 Dec 4. PMID: 19059840

  • Time-lapse analysis reveals local asymmetrical changes in C-looping heart tube.

Kidokoro H, Okabe M, Tamura K. Dev Dyn. 2008 Dec;237(12):3545-56. PMID: 18773492

  • Origin and fate of cardiac mesenchyme.

Snarr BS, Kern CB, Wessels A. Dev Dyn. 2008 Oct;237(10):2804-19. Review. PMID: 18816864

  • Cardiovascular development and the colonizing cardiac neural crest lineage.

Snider P, Olaopa M, Firulli AB, Conway SJ. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Jul 3;7:1090-113. Review. PMID: 17619792