Tetralogy of Fallot, Cardiac Hypertrophy, Pulmonary Hypertension, and Anomalies of Great Vessels in Fetuses and Neonates of WKY/NCrj Rats


ABSTRACT: We examined anatomically the hearts, lungs, and great vessels of 269 WKY/NCrj rats at three fetal and three neonatal stages. Severe pulmonary valve thickening was present in 16 and ventricular septal defects with overriding of the aorta in 15 of the 90 near-term fetuses and in 10 and nine, respectively, of the 79 neonates at 2-4 d of age. These… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-199011000-00003


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