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Medical Animations: Fetal Circulation - Foramen Ovale and Ductus Arteriosus

As in an adult heart, the prenatal heart develops four chambers and four valves. But because the fetal lungs will ...

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Perinatal Behavioral Health Service Provides Support for Heart Patients’ Families

The St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center is committed to ensuring that families have the necessary support both ...

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Medical Animation: Prenatal Heart Circulation

The heart and circulatory system of a fetus begin to form soon after conception. By the end of the fifth ...

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Providing Hope Through a Continuum of Care

St. Louis Children’s and Washington University Heart Center offers patients and families medical and emotional support. ...

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Medical Animation: Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defect is the term given when one or more defects in the structure of the heart are present ...