Interventricular septum

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Interventricular septum
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Section of the heart showing the ventricular septum.
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Interior of dorsal half of heart of human embryo of about thirty-five days. (Labeled as 'septum inferius')
Details
Part ofHeart
Arteryanterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery and Posterior interventricular artery
Identifiers
Latinseptum interventriculare cordis
MeSHD054088
TAA12.1.00.013
FMA7133
Anatomical terminology

The interventricular septum (IVS, or ventricular septum, or during development septum inferius), is the stout wall separating the ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart, from one another.

The ventricular septum is directed obliquely backward to the right, and curved with the convexity toward the right ventricle; its margins correspond with the anterior and posterior interventricular sulci. The lower part of the septum which is the major part, is thick and muscular and its much smaller upper part is thin and membraneous.[1]

Structure[edit]

Beginning of the interventricular septum shown at 28 days

The interventricular septum, is the stout wall separating the ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart from one another.

The ventricular septum is directed obliquely backward to the right, and curved with the convexity toward the right ventricle; its margins correspond with the anterior and posterior longitudinal sulci. The greater portion of it is thick and muscular and constitutes the muscular interventricular septum. Its upper and posterior part, which separates the aortic vestibule from the lower part of the right atrium and upper part of the right ventricle, is thin and fibrous, and is termed the membranous ventricular septum.

Blood supply[edit]

The posterior interventricular artery, a branch of right coronary artery, supplies the posterior 1/3 of the interventricular septum. The remaining anterior 2/3 is supplied by the anterior interventricular artery which is a septal branch of the left anterior descending artery, which is a branch of left coronary artery.

Development[edit]

The muscular part of the interventricular septum derives from the bulboventricular flange which is developed due to differential growth of primitive ventricle and bulbous cordis. Membranous part has a neural crest origin which connects the upper free margin of the bulboventricular flange and anterior and posterior endocardial cushions of atrio ventricular canal. It also gets attached to lower border of spiral septum or the aortico pulmonary septum.

Clinical significance[edit]

A ventricular septal defect (VSD), a hole in the interventricular septum is one of the four congenital defects of the condition of tetralogy of Fallot.[2] A VSD can cause a left-to-right shunt of blood flow in the heart, and is one of the most common of the congenital heart defects. This type of shunt is an acyanotic disorder that can result in ventricular hypertrophy.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Interventricular septum".
  2. ^ Reviews, C. T. I. (26 September 2016). "Human Anatomy". Cram101 Textbook Reviews.
  3. ^ Pillitteri, Adele (2010). "Maternal & Child Health Nursing: Care of the Childbearing & Childrearing Family". Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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