This book has effectively brought together distinguished researchers to assemble the latest knowledge of the fetal and the neonatal pulmonary circulation and it presents state of the art information it will be most useful for basic scientists and researchers in the area but should be of interest to the neonatologist and pulmonary physiologists and cardiologists download pdf cite this . The fetal and neonatal pulmonary circulation wiley birth is a sudden traumatic transition of environments once the placental oxygen supply ceases the foetus has only minutes to establish pulmonary oxygen transport which requires not only inflation of the lungs but also sudden and sustained changes in the lung circulation. In utero the pulmonary circulation is characterized by high pulmonary vascular resistance pvr and low pulmonary blood flow as the fetal lung receives less than 8 of combined ventricular output. Fetal and neonatal pulmonary circulation abraham m rudolph cardiovascular research institute and the departments of pediatrics physiology and obstetrics gynecology and reproductive sciences university of california san francisco california 941431226 during fetal life gas exchange is carried out in the placenta
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