pulmonary vein


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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pulmonary vein variations are significantly more prevalent in comparison to pulmonary artery variations.
Affected patients suffer from signs and symptoms related to the compression of the vital organs located within the mediastinum such as the superior vena cava (SVC), pulmonary veins, and arteries, trachea, bronchi, or esophagus.
In the mixed variety, diagnostic errors in 3 (75%) cases could have been prevented if the one pulmonary vein draining separately was visualized and reported.
Pulmonary vein thrombosis is a rare and potential life-threatening clinical entity that mainly occurs after thoracic surgery and lung transplantation [5].
Tsai et al., "Pulmonary vein electrogram characteristics in patients with focal sources of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation," Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, vol.
The term "meandering pulmonary vein" has firstly been used by Goodman et al.
Colan, "Individual pulmonary vein size and survival in infants with totally anomalous pulmonary venous connection," Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol.
The two most common sites for ablation are the AV node, a cluster of cells that transmit electrical energy from the atria down to the ventricles, or the spot where the pulmonary vein enters the heart.
Procedural complications were predefined as life-threatening or disabling complication or those requiring additional hospitalization for observation (stroke, systemic or pulmonary embolism, esophageal injury other than esophagitis, phrenic nerve injury, symptomatic pulmonary vein stenosis, pericardial effusion with or without tamponnade, groin complications, major bleeding) occurring within 30 days of the procedure.
Occasionally, a wandering right pulmonary vein may create confusion before entering normally into the left atrium.

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