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.
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pulmonary vein

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


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

A vein that carries blood with high levels of oxygen from the lungs to the left atrium of the heart.
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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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Anatomy of inferior pulmonary vein should be clarifed in lower lobectomy.
These calcifications severely compressed the right bronchial tree, right pulmonary artery, and right inferior pulmonary vein (RPA and RPV), causing complete atelectasis of the RML (Figure 2).
The venous structure drained to normal localized inferior pulmonary vein.
of cPVB/patient 1.2 PV potential location RSPV 9 (33%) RIPV 3 (11%) LSPV 10 (37%) LIPV 5 (19%) Wide double PV potentials interval 136 [+ or -] 16ms Relation to PV firing 24 (89%) cPVB = concealed pulmonary vein bigeminy; PV = pulmonary vein; RSPV = right superior pulmonary vein; RIPV = right inferior pulmonary vein; LSPV = left superior pulmonary vein; LIPV = left inferior pulmonary vein.
Structures of left atrial posterior wall: ARGP--anterior right ganglionated plexus, CS--coronary sinus, IRGP inferior right ganglionated plexus, ILGP--inferior left ganglionated plexus, IVC--inferior vein cava, LSPV left superior pulmonaty vein, LIPV--left inferior pulmonary vein, RSPV--right superior pulmonary vein, RIPV--right inferior pulmonary vein, SLGP--superior left ganglionated plexus; modified after [3].
The closer relationship of the RPN to the RSPV makes it more susceptible to injury during ablation of the RSPV than during ablation of the Right Inferior Pulmonary Vein (RIPV).
Occasionally there are accessory pulmonary veins, which are named on the basis of the pulmonary lobe that they drain, and present an independent atriopulmonary venous junction separate from the superior and inferior pulmonary veins, without functional significance.