Transitional Circulation

Eric L. Vu, Zoel A. Quiñónez

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This chapter, provides an overview of the transitional circulation from fetal to neonatal life. The authors describe the physiology of fetal circulation, fetal hemoglobin as well as the changes occurring with transition at birth. Persistent fetal circulation in the setting of a vein of Galen malformation is presented with the relevant anesthetic considerations reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCase Studies in Pediatric Anesthesia
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781108668736
ISBN (Print)9781108465519
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Ductus arteriosus
  • Ductus venosus
  • Fetal circulation
  • Foramen ovale
  • Persistent fetal circulation
  • Pulmonary vascular resistance
  • Transitional circulation
  • Transitional circulation
  • Vein of galen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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