From what gestational age is the heart of the fetus developed?

Question: From what gestational age is the fetal heart considered to be fully developed? Anabella (Jaén).

Answer: The fetal heart is developed with all four chambers and large vessels by week 8, but it is not until week 12 that the development of the heart valves occurs and when it is in the normal position. We could say that about week 12 it is as if it were a miniature version of the adult heart.

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