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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9% patients followed by main pulmonary artery (MPA) hypoplasia which was diagnosed in 9.
CT scan shows heart involvement, moderate pericardial effusion, and filling defect obstructing the main pulmonary artery and right branch
A small connection was also seen between the main pulmonary artery and left common carotid artery apart from its origin.
A hypothesis of hemolysis at PDA tract was confirmed by TEE, which showed large intra luminal vegetation on the main pulmonary artery side of PDA (Figs 1C and D).
A very large embolus that blocks the main pulmonary artery may be fatal.
In view of the clinical and radiographic findings, an echocardiogram was performed which revealed multiple cardiac anomalies including a large ASD, small VSD, and dilated right atrium, ventricle and main pulmonary artery.
Twenty-five days later, the patient suffered an embolism in his main pulmonary artery and died.
7-9) A pulmonary angiogram is seldom required to confirm hypoplasia of the main pulmonary artery and of its branches.
Importantly, it has been demonstrated that chronic hypoxic pulmonary hypertension in mice is associated with increases in impedance and in the stiffness of the left main pulmonary artery (12-14).
The primary outcome measure was main pulmonary artery involvement; secondary outcomes were ICU admissions, emergency department mortality, and the use of thrombolytic therapy.