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 post-mortem examination found Sarah-Jayne had a blood clot in the right coronary artery, a clot in the left calf and femoral vein.
Ultrasound Doppler showed distended and non-compressible left common femoral vein, super ficial femoral and popliteal veins with no color-flow on color Doppler examination.
Keywords: Central venous pressure, Critical illness, Femoral vein, Intra-abdominal pressure, Superior vena cava.
Mr Winter was stabbed in his right thigh, severing his femoral vein and artery.
So a new functioning permanent, dual-lumen, cuffed, hemodialysis catheter (diameter 14, 5 Fr, cuff to tip 19 cm) was inserted in the right femoral vein.
The MitraClip is inserted in a minimally invasive procedure through the femoral vein in the leg and guided into the hearts left ventricle where it grasps the two leaflets of the mitral valve, clipping them together to reduce the backflow of blood.
The thrombi in the femoral vein were cleared, and after the blood flow from the common femoral vein was confirmed, the femoro-iliac venous bypass was completed using a 10-mm PTFE graft (Figure 3).
21 Fr, 55 cm venous cannula and 19 Fr, 15 cm arterial cannula were percutaneously inserted from the femoral vein and femoral artery, respectively.
Angiographic images through a 16 French hemostatic sheath placed via a left common femoral vein approach established a patent left common iliac vein and IVC with cranial migration of the bullet, now residing at inferior cavoatrial junction.
The small self-contained devices, about 10 percent of the size of a traditional pacemaker, are placed directly into the heart using a catheter passed through the femoral vein in the leg.
A post-mortem was carried out on March 22 and his death was found to have been caused by a haemorrhage caused by a stab wound to the femoral vein in his right thigh.
In catheter ablation the physician inserts a catheter into the femoral vein and leads it to the heart.