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Presentation on theme: "DEVELOPMENT OF ATRIA & VENTRICLES Dr. Mujahid Khan."— Presentation transcript:


2 Fate of Heart Tubes  The tubular heart elongates and develops alternate dilations and constrictions:  Truncus Arteriosus  Bulbus Cordis  Ventricle  Atrium  Sinus venosus

3 Partitioning of Heart  Partitioning of the atrioventricular canal, primordial atrium, and primordial ventricle begins around 4 th week  Completed by the end of the 5 th week


5 Partitioning of Atrioventricular Canal  Toward the end of the 4 th week  Endocardial cushions form on the dorsal and ventral walls of the AV canal  The AV endocardial cushions approach each other and fuse  Dividing the AV canal into right & left canals  These canals partially separate the primordial atrium from the ventricle  Endocardial cushion works as AV valves



8 Endocardial Cushion  It develops from a specialized extracellular matrix (ECM) or cardiac jelly  The transformed endocardial cushions contribute to the formation of the valves and membranous septa of the heart


10 Partitioning of Primordial Atrium  Beginning at the end of the 4 th week  Is divided into right & left atria by the formation and subsequent modification and fusion of two septa:  Septum primum  Septum secondum

11 Septum Primum  It’s a thin crescent shaped membrane  Grows from the roof of the primordial atrium towards the fusing endocardial cushions  Dividing the common atrium into left & right halves




15 Foramen Primum  A large opening forms in the growing septum primum between its crescentic free edge and the endocardial cushion  It serves as the shunt, enabling oxygenated blood to pass from right to the left atrium  Becomes progressively smaller and disappears as the septum primum fuses with the fused endocardial cushions to form a primordial AV septum


17 Foramen Secondum  Perforation appears in the central part of the septum primum before the foramen primum disappears  Perforation coalesce to form another opening, the foramen secondum  Concurrently, the free edge of the septum primum fuses with the left side of the fused endocardial cushions  It ensures a continuous flow of oxygenated blood from right to the left atrium


19 Septum Secondum  A crescentic muscular membrane  Grows from ventrocranial wall of atrium  Immediately to the right of the septum primum  It is thick and grows during 5 th & 6 th weeks  Gradually overlaps the foramen secondum in the septum primum


21 Septum Secondum  It forms an incomplete partition between the atria  Consequently an oval foramen forms  Cranial part of the septum primum ( attached to the roof of left atrium) disappears gradually  Remaining part of septum primum (attached to endocardial cushion) forms a flap like valve of oval foramen


23 Oval Foramen  Before birth it allows most of the oxygenated blood entering the right atrium from IVC to pass into the left atrium  Prevents the blood flow in opposite direction  After birth it normally closes and the valve of the oval foramen fuses with septum primum  The interatrial septum becomes a complete partition between the atria


25 Oval Fossa  An oval depression in the lower part of the interatrial septum of the right atrium known as oval fossa  It’s a vestige of the oval foramen

26 Partitioning of Primordial Ventricle  Division of primordial ventricle is first indicated by a median muscular ridge, the primordial interventricular septum  Is a thick crescentic fold has a concave free edge  Initially most of its height results from dilation of the ventricles on each side of the IV septum


28 Partitioning of Primordial Ventricle  Medial walls of the enlarging ventricles approach each other and fuse to form the primordium of the muscular part of the IV septum  Active proliferation of myoblasts in the septum increase its size  Until the 7 th week there is a crescent shaped interventricular foramen between the free edge of IV septum and the fused endocardial cushion


30 Interventricular Foramen  The IV foramen permits communication between the right and the left ventricles  It usually closes by the end of the 7 th week as the bulbar ridges fuse with the endocardial cushion

31 Closure of IV Foramen  Formation of the membranous part of the IV septum result from the fusion of tissues from 3 sources:  The right bulbar ridge  The left bulbar ridge  The endocardial cushion


33 Interventricular Septum  The membranous part of the IV septum is derived from an extension of tissue from the right side of the endocardial cushion to the muscular part of the IV septum  This tissue merges with the aorticopulmonary septum and thick muscular part of the IV septum

34 Interventricular Septum  After closure of the IV foramen and formation of the membranous part of the IV septum, the pulmonary trunk is in communication with the right ventricle and the aorta with the left ventricle

35 Trabeculae Carnae  Cavitation of the ventricular walls forms a sponge-work of muscular bundles called trabeculae carnae  Some of these bundles become the papillary muscles and tendinous cords  The tendinous cords run from the papillary muscles to the atrioventricular valves


37 Tetralogy of Fallot Classic group of four cardiac defects: Classic group of four cardiac defects:  Pulmonary stenosis  Ventricular septal defect  Dextroposition of aorta  Right ventricular hypertrophy

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