foramen ovale cordis

foramen ovale cordis
[TA] foramen ovale of heart the aperture in the septum secundum of the fetal heart that provides a communication between the atria. Called also oval foramen of heart.

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  • Foramen ovale (heart) — Not to be confused with ostium secundum. Foramen ovale (heart) Sketch showing foramen ovale in a fetal heart. Red arrow shows blood from the inferior caval vein. HF: right atrium, VF: left atrium. HH og VH: right and left ventricle. The heart… …   Wikipedia

  • patent foramen ovale — (PFO) a type of septal defect consisting of abnormal persistence of the fetal foramen ovale cordis after birth, often resulting in a left to right or right to left shunt …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen secundum — Latin foramen secundum Days 33 Code TE E5. The ostium secundum (or foramen secundum) is a foramen in the septum primum. It should not be confused with the foramen ovale, which is a foramen in the septum secundum …   Wikipedia

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Botallo duct foramen ligament — Bo·tal·lo duct, foramen, ligament (bo tahґlo) [Leonardo Botallo, Italian surgeon in Paris, 1530–1600] see ductus arteriosus, foramen ovale cordis, and ligamentum arteriosum …   Medical dictionary

  • Botallo foramen — f. ovale cordis …   Medical dictionary

  • oval foramen of heart — f. ovale cordis …   Medical dictionary

  • Primary interatrial foramen — Interior of dorsal half of heart from a human embryo of about thirty days. (Ostium primum visible below septum primum, but not labeled.) Latin …   Wikipedia

  • Vitium cordis — Unter einem Herzfehler (auch Herzfehlbildung, Herzvitium) versteht man eine angeborene oder erworbene Strukturbesonderheit des Herzens oder angrenzender Gefäße, die zu Funktionseinschränkungen des Herz Kreislauf Systems oder des Herz Lungen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • limbus foraminis ovalis — the border of the foramen ovale cordis …   Medical dictionary

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