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Where's the pulmonary artery is located at?

Where's the pulmonary artery is located at?

Off the right heart: It is the main artery coming of the right ventricle/heart. It goes to both lungs carrying blood with low oxygen. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


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Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

Why does a PDA not occur in the right branch of the pulmonary artery?

PDA: It occurs between descending thoracic aorta and PA. The descending thor aorta is well to the left of the right branch of the PA. I couldn't find a variant reported in the literature with involvement of the right PA branch. There may be an embryologic explanation but I didn't find it. ...Read more

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Please explain why PDA does not occur in right branch of pulmonary artery?

Please explain why PDA does not occur in right branch of pulmonary artery?

Pda: if there is a right sided aortic arch, there could be a PDA to the right pa branch, this would require several simultaneous congenital malformations which would have a very low probability. ...Read more

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What's a pulmonary artery catheter used for?

What's a pulmonary artery catheter used for?

Cardiac function: The PA catheter is used to measure pressures in the pulmonary circulation and measure cardiac output . Both are critical informations needed to assess cardiac function in critically sick patients and guide therapy. ...Read more

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How does pulmonary artery differ from the vena cava?

How does pulmonary artery differ from the vena cava?

Anatomy lesson: The pulmonary artery is the vessel that carries blood from the right ventricle to the lungs where the blood is oxygenated. The vena cava are veins that drain blood into the right atrium from both the upper and lower halves of the body. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have an enlarged pulmonary artery?

Is it dangerous to have an enlarged pulmonary artery?

May be a sign of...: An enlarged pulmonary artery may indicate pulmonary arterial hyper tension. A work up should be done to investigate. A 2d-echo, ct scan, possible sleep study.... ...Read more

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How to differentiate between a central line and a pulmonary artery catheter?

How to differentiate between a central line and a pulmonary artery catheter?

Length : CVP catheter can not go beyond the right atrium and therefore it is less than 50 cm long.In contrast pulmonary artery catheter can go past the pulmonary artery and into the pulmonary capillaries and it is over 100cm long. In addition it has a balloon tip to facilitate the positioning of the catheter into the pulmonary artery via a peripheral vein. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a central line and a pulmonary artery catheter?

What's the difference between a central line and a pulmonary artery catheter?

Lines: A central line generally ends in the right atrium and a pulmonary artery line ends in the main pulmonary artery ...Read more

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What does this mean Other Anomalies Of Pulmonary Artery And Pulmonary Circulation with collateral flow?

Partial description: That sounds like only part of a larger description? Anomalies usually refers to a congenital or birth defect. Collateral flow means blood is reaching its target tissue by alternate routes. Taken all together, my guess is: there is some congenital obstruction or diversion of blood from the right ventricle thru the lungs that, nonetheless, has found a way to get through. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more