superior vena cava

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Related to superior vena cava: left atrium, right atrium, pulmonary vein, pulmonary valve, pulmonary artery, aorta, tricuspid valve, Right pulmonary artery
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Noun1.superior vena cava - receives blood from the head and arms and chest and empties into the right atrium of the heart; formed from the azygos and both brachiocephalic veins
vena cava - either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
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Superior vena cava syndrome is characterised by venous congestion and increased pressure resulting from a displacement or compression of the superior vena cava (SVC), which takes a fast and acute course in most circumstances.
2), the donor superior vena cava was anastomosed end-to-side to the recipient superior vena cava-right atrium junction, this anastomosis being made as wide as possible, and similarly the donor ascending aorta was anastomosed to the recipient ascending aorta in an end-to-side manner as well (Fig.
The patient was taken to the operating room for tumour resection with reconstruction of the superior vena cava.
Superior vena cava syndrome with bilateral jugular and subclavian vein thrombosis.
First, that the superior vena cava cannula for CPB, which is thick and hard, could have restricted the movement of the PAC.
Pulmonary artery aneurysm accounted for 7%, superior vena cava syndrome 5%, and Budd-Chiari syndrome secondary to hepatic vein stenosis 3.
The procedure involved piercing the skin on the left side of the neck with a needle, inserting an introducer into the skin, and inserting a guide wire through the introducer down through the jugular vein into the superior vena cava and beyond.
5 In human biology, the superior vena cava delivers blood to which internal organ?
In the case of superior vena cava obstruction, facial and upper limb oedema, as well as distended veins in the head, neck and upper limbs may be seen.

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