pulmonary veins

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pul·mo·nar·y veins

four veins, two on each side, conveying oxygenated blood from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart. Those from the left lung and the inferior vein from the right lung are lobar veins, each draining a single lobe with the corresponding name; the right superior pulmonary vein drains both the superior and middle lobes of the right lung.
See also: left inferior pulmonary vein, left superior pulmonary vein, right inferior pulmonary vein, right superior pulmonary vein.
Synonym(s): venae pulmonales [TA]
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During right atriotomy, it was observed that there was a fossa ovalis type 1 x 2 cm ASD and the right pulmonary veins were combined and drained into the vena cava inferior by way of a truncal vein.
We herein describe a patient with a common trunk of the left pulmonary vein that was incidentally transected with a mechanical stapler during a left upper lobectomy.
using the Achieve Mapping Catheter, an intra-cardiac electrophysiology diagnostic catheter that can be used to assess pulmonary vein isolation when treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF).
IN the normal heart, the pulmonary veins - the veins that drain blood from the lungs back to the heart - are connected to the left atrium.
Washington, June 5 (ANI): Baylor College of Medicine researchers have identified the gene behind a rare, deadly developmental disorder of the lungs called alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV).
All the interventionalist has to do is put a balloon in each of the four pulmonary veins and turn on the switch for the cryo, the ultrasound, or the laser.
The first thing he wanted to do Wednesday morning, after connecting Isabelle to a heart-lung machine that would keep her alive during the 162 minutes her heart did not beat during the operation, was repair those scarred pulmonary veins, he said.
The pulmonary veins (PVs) were connected to the left side of the atrium through a common pulmonary channel (common PV).

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