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The neuroendocrinal system of the heart after construction of a Glenn anastomosis or the Fontan circulation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 October 2005

Simona Vittorini
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology and Genetics, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Simona Storti
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology and Genetics, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Maria Serena Parri
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology and Genetics, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Riccardo Moschetti
Affiliation:
Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Luigi Scebba
Affiliation:
Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Unit, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Aldo Clerico
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Molecular Cardiology and Genetics, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Bruno Murzi
Affiliation:
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy
Vincenzo Stefano Luisi
Affiliation:
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Clinical Physiology Institute, National Research Council, Massa, Italy

Extract

Many complex cardiac defects produce a functionally single ventricle, in which there is mixing of the systemic and pulmonary circulations. The output from the functionally single ventricle is divided between the two circulations: the proportion going to the systemic and pulmonary vascular beds being determined by the relative resistance to flows within the respective circulations.

Type
Second International Workshop
Copyright
© 2005 Cambridge University Press

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