Free Flashcard From Anatomy Block 2
In fetal circulation there are 3 shunts. Name and function?
Ductus veinosus- connects umbilical vein to the left hepatic vein to get oxygenated blood into the right atrium. Ductus arteriosus: connects pulmonary trunk to descending aorta to get oxygenated blood to lower body. Foramen Ovale: Connects Left and Right atrium so oxygenated blood can pass through left ventricle and enter aorta.