venous return


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return

 [re-tern´]
a coming back.
venous return the flow of blood into the heart from the peripheral vessels.

ve·nous re·turn

the amount of blood per unit of time returning to the heart through the great veins and coronary sinus.

ve·nous re·turn

(vē'nŭs rĕ-tŭrn')
The blood returning to the heart through the great veins and coronary sinus; also used to describe venous drainage of a part of the body or particular organ.

ve·nous re·turn

(vē'nŭs rĕ-tŭrn')
Amount of blood per unit of time returning to heart through great veins and coronary sinus.
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cardiac perfusion supply: Cannulas, Venous return and cardiac aspiration for the centers of the catalan institute of health (ics).
If the truncal, profound venous system is intact, with a proper venous return due to the calf and thigh muscular pump, the venous circulation at the level of the perforators will not be disturbed.
Development of the pulmonary veins; with reference to the embryology of anomalies of pulmonary venous return. Pediatrics, 18(6):880-7, 1956.
Surgical modifications have been introduced after the first applications for venous return problems and aesthetic issues regarding donor site closure (5, 6).
However, hemodynamic instability may develop after induction of anesthesia and during maintenance when compression of the IVC causes a decrease in venous return and may persist until reduction of the volume of the cysts or liver.
Evaluation showed one true-positive (total anomalous pulmonary venous return), 33 false-positives -- of which 31.3 percent had significant non-CCHD disease -- and six false-negatives, yielding an overall specificity of 99.96 percent, a sensitivity of 14.3 percent, and a false-positive rate of 0.043 percent.
After more tests, Alex was diagnosed with a rare condition called Infracardiac Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return and wheeled into the operating theatre.
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At this time, the atrial pressure drops, venous return to the heart increases, and DV flow velocity rises.
In addition, the muscle pump during aerobic exercise and an increase in vasoconstrictor tone in non-active tissue results in more blood being returned to the heart (i.e., venous return).
The use of techniques to stimulate lymphatic and venous return quickly has not been reported in the literature.