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pulmonary vein

n.
A vein that carries oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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pulmonary vein

n
(Anatomy) any one of the four veins that convey oxygen-rich blood from the lungs to the heart
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pul′monary vein′


n.
one of the veins conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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pulmonary vein

A vein that carries blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heartpulmonary vein - any of four veins that carry arterial blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart
inferior pulmonary vein, vena pulmanalis inferior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the inferior lobes of the lungs
superior pulmonary vein, vena pulmonalis superior - either of two pulmonary veins (left and right) returning blood from the superior lobes of the lungs
lung - either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates; serves to remove carbon dioxide and provide oxygen to the blood
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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Dr Shepherd, who reviewed evidence in the case, said the tiny, fatal tear in a pulmonary vein that killed Diana was incredibly rare - and he has dismissed conspiracy theories surrounding her death.
The surgical correction of the defect can be attempted through the following procedures: re-routing the blood flow of the anomalous pulmonary vein to the left atrium, repairing associated cardiac defects, and ligating any anomalous systemic arterial supply to the right lung.5 In cases where there is associated pulmonary sequestration and recurrent pneumonias, a lobectomy or pneumectomy may be considered.
Then the soft end of super stiff wire (0.35 " 260 cm) was located to the left upper pulmonary vein followed by the Renal Balloon mounted stent (8 mm x 30 mm) [Cook Medical].
Left atrial cryoablation was performed from the opening of the right upper pulmonary vein to the midpoint of the left upper pulmonary vein opening via left atrial top, from the opening of the right lower pulmonary vein to the midpoint of left pulmonary vein opening, from the opening of the right lower pulmonary vein to the left auricle and from the right pulmonary vein opening to mitral annulus.
Ablation for AF aimed at electrical pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) has demonstrated a decreased recurrence of AFl.
Like all the veins in our body, the pulmonary vein (PV) shows a different pattern in each individual, called normal variation.
Lenz et al., "Catheter-based intervention for pulmonary vein stenosis due to fibrosing mediastinitis: the Mayo Clinic experience," International journal of cardiology.
Total anomalous pulmonary venous return (TAPVR) is a rare congenital cardiac defect (CHD) which occurs as a result of defective development or early atresia of the common pulmonary vein. The incidence of TAPVR ranges from 0.6 to 1.2 per 10,000 live births, and is the fifth most common cause of CHD.1,2 TAPVR is categorized as supracardiac, cardiac, infracardiac, or mixed forms.3 Surgical outcomes depend upon the anatomical type of TAPVR and presence or absence of obstruction to the drainage of these anomalous veins.
Meandering pulmonary vein (MPV) is a rarely seen pulmonary vascular anomaly and confused with the scimitar syndrome or solitary pulmonary nodules.

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