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pulmonary vein

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′vān]
(anatomy)
A large vein that conducts oxygenated blood from the lungs to the heart in tetrapods.
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A roof line is placed connecting the upper pulmonary veins along a posterior course as anatomically allowed.
Cardiac angiogram was planned to delineate the extent of pulmonary and systemic venous anomalies which confirmed drainage of all four pulmonary veins in a common confluence and then draining in RSVC via ascending vein on left side (fig-1), it showed bilateral infra-hepatic IVC (fig-2).
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.
For right sided PAPVC to right atrium, intra atrial septum was excised to create atrial septal defect and pulmonary veins were rerouted into left atrium in two patients while in one patient there was secundum ASD already so pulmonary vein was rerouted by autologous pericardial patch after enlarging atrial septal defect.
Atrial tachycardia after circumferential pulmonary vein ablation of atrial fibrillation: Mechanistic insights, results of catheter ablation, and risk factors for recurrence.
To address some of these issues a cryoballoon or freezing energy catheter was developed in which one singular circular freeze is used to isolate the pulmonary veins rather than the many 40-60 burns involved with RF lesions.
Clinical implications of reconnection between the left atrium and isolated pulmonary veins provoked by adenosine triphosphate after extensive encircling pulmonary vein isolation," Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol.
Although PAPVR normally drains into a vessel located in the proximity, that is, into right-sided vein for right lung pulmonary veins and into a left-sided vein for the left lung pulmonary veins, some rare cases of "cross mediastinal drainage" are reported [7].
Unilateral pulmonary vein atresia is a rare congenital abnormality that likely results from failure of incorporation of the common pulmonary vein into the left atrium.
Henson says this type of pulmonary vein isolation (or AFib ablation) requires an electrophysiologist because it is such an in-depth procedure.

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