pulmonary vein


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pulmonary vein

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

pulmonary vein

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

pul′monary vein′


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

pulmonary vein

A vein that carries blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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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The AMAZE trial enables us to study the benefits of complete electrical isolation, as well as mechanical isolation of the LAA in combination with pulmonary vein isolation ablation and will provide the data to demonstrate an AFib reduction benefit.
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developer of the HeartLight[R] Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announces that a unique study in the journal Heart Rhythm demonstrates high acute success (98%) and durable pulmonary vein (PV) isolation rates achievable with a single, visually-guided HeartLight EAS ablation procedure.
AF occurs when uneven electric impulses that arise in the pulmonary vein trigger the heart's upper chambers (the atria) to quiver erratically.
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