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 company said the HeartLight System is a visually guided laser balloon technology for controlled and consistent pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) treatment of AF.
Wilkoff also notes that high blood pressure and kidney disease can contribute to poor pulmonary vein health, including the formation of blood clots in your pulmonary veins.
Commonly, the surgical portion of the hybrid approach is prior to the transvenous portion in a staged approach, thereby, in principle, allowing the electrophysiologist to confirm epicardial linear lesions and pulmonary vein isolation (PVI); in addition to decreasing the burden of additional endocardial lesion sets needed to be applied by the electrophysiologist to achieve procedural end-points.
Variation in systemic and pulmonary vein anomalies anatomic pattern and clinical presentation can present a diagnostic dilemma which can have significant implications on its course and outcome.
An anomalous right pulmonary vein draining into the systemic venous circulation either below or above the diaphragm most commonly to the inferior vena cava, occasionally into the hepatic vein, portal vein, azygos vein, coronary sinus or the right atrium.
4%) cases had right pulmonary vein draining into right atrium.
Entrainment mapping at the anterior wall of LA by a pulmonary vein catheter (Inquiry AFocus II, St.
Pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using radiofrequency ablation is a well-known and accepted option for the treatment of drug resistant paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) (January et al, 2014).
Their topics include indications for catheter and surgical ablation, equipment options, pre-procedure preparation, intracardiac ultrasound, the magnetic resonance imaging definition of the atrial substrate, interpreting circular mapping catheter recordings, circumferential ablation with pulmonary vein isolation guided by lasso catheter, limited ablation for persistent atrial fibrillation using pre-procedure reverse remodeling, and charting long-term success and the challenge of monitoring outcomes.
Catheter ablation is an effective treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF); the cornerstone of this procedure is durable and effective pulmonary vein isolation (PVI).
Although PAPVR is often asymptomatic, its recognition may be important because the variability of pulmonary vein drainage to the left atrium may lead to a left-to-right shunt, can be significant in affecting the success of catheter ablation in patients with atrial fibrillation, and should be considered in the preoperative evaluation of patients with lung cancer [3].
During the two-hour surgery, the tumour proved to have swung to the lower pulmonary vein, Dr Chang added.

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