femoral vein

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Related to femoral vein: popliteal vein
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Noun1.femoral vein - a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheathfemoral vein - a vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein
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"
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
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A catheter inserted through Golden's femoral vein in her leg delivered a MitraClip device to her heart, where it was deployed to clip together the two flaps, or leaflets, of her mitral valve.
The blood is filtered and returned through a second sheath placed in the femoral vein in the patients thigh.
With transcaval TAVI, the catheter is inserted through the femoral vein instead of the femoral artery.
Unstable patients might benefit from stent graft (Level 4, Recommendation C); stable patients with aortoenteric fistula should receive staged procedure with extra-anatomic bypass first (Level 2c, Recommendation B); and finally stable patients without aortoenteric fistula (patients that do not have direct communication between proximal anastomosis and bowel but infected paraanastomotic sinus) should receive in situ revascularization using autogenous superficial femoral vein or aortoiliac allograft (Level 2c, Recommendation C) (2).
sup][1] Multiple intracardiac catheters through venous sheaths that are inserted into a single femoral vein are often necessary for EPS and RFCA.
In a prospective study of patients with AVG infections (n = 20), bacteremia (n = 14), or compromised venous outflow (n = 10) who received a cryopreserved femoral vein graft showed that primary patency rates at 12 months were 49% and secondary patency rates were 75%, similar to a control group of PTFE grafts (Matsuura et al.
Femoral and iliac vein stenoses after prolonged femoral vein catheter insertion.
A Doppler ultrasound revealed 10x12 cm hematoma in his right thigh, acute thrombosis in his right common femoral vein, and true saccular RAA.
The major challenge including two sides, the first is the separation of the femoral artery from the femoral vein.
Material and Methods: A total of 55 patients with moderate to large patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) underwent device closure using only femoral vein puncture.
Femoral vein catheterisations had the highest incidence of symptomatic (n = 9, p <0.