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Unformatted text preview: o bradycardia : abnormally slow heart rate (< 60 beats/min) o congestive heart failure (CHF) : abnormally low cardiac output; due to many factors (weakening of heart muscle) Developmental aspects of heart:- pulmonary circuit bypasses due to incomplete lung development in fetus o foramen ovale : sends blood from right atrium to left atrium closes to become fossa ovalis after birth o ductus arteriosus : sends blood from pulmonary trunk to aorta closes to become ligamentum arteriosum after birth PAGE5...
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