pulmonary artery

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pulmonary artery

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
A large artery that conducts venous blood from the heart to the lungs of tetrapods.
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In determining the accuracy of cTnI to predict main pulmonary artery involvement, we had a sensitivity of 54%, a specificity of 92%, a negative predictive value of 86%, and a positive predictive value of 75%," he said.
Pulmonary hypertension could also be a cause for the patient's dyspnea, and indeed, the patient's main pulmonary artery was enlarged, measuring 3.
13) Cine cardiac MRI assists in differentiating uncomplicated PDAs (low signal intensity in main pulmonary artery and descending aorta) from PDAs with Eisenmenger's syndrome (low signal intensity but reversal of flow).
This patient presented with an overriding aortic arch, VSD, pulmonary valve atresia, absent main pulmonary artery (MPA), and an LPA and a hypoplastic RPA arising from the aorta.
5) In cases of pulmonary embolism with rapid deterioration and death, it is common to find large emboli obstructing the main pulmonary artery or the bifurcation of the pulmonary artery.
These include using a fixed scanning delay from the time of initiating contrast injection, usually 15 to 20 seconds, or using a small 15 to 25-mL test bolus of contrast and calculating a time-density curve in the main pulmonary artery to determine the optimal scan delay.
In our patient, the large size of the bullet warranted its removal, because embolization of the main pulmonary artery could have produced serious effects.
Association of right ventricular dilatation with bilateral pulmonary embolism, pulmonary embolism in a main pulmonary artery and lobar, segmental and subsegmental pulmonary embolism in 190 patients with acute pulmonary embolism.
1) If the aneurysm involves the main pulmonary artery trunk, surgery with aneurysmectomy is the only possible intervention.