Distribution and regulation of blood flow in the fetal and neonatal lamb.

@article{Rudolph1985DistributionAR,
  title={Distribution and regulation of blood flow in the fetal and neonatal lamb.},
  author={Abraham M. Rudolph},
  journal={Circulation research},
  year={1985},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={811-21}
}
AFTER the postnatal mammalian circulation has been established, blood flows serially from the systemic veins through the right side of the heart to the lungs, then to the left atrium and ventricle, which ejects the blood into the aorta to be distributed to the body, after which it returns to the systemic venous system. Apart from a small amount of coronary venous blood which enters the left ventricular cavity through Thebesian veins, there is essentially no admixture of oxygenated pulmonary… CONTINUE READING