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  • pleural
  • Complications are not common but include infection, pulmonary abscess, and bronchopleural fistula (a fistula between the pleural space and the bronchial tree). (wikipedia.org)
  • A pulmonary laceration can cause air to leak out of the lacerated lung and into the pleural space, if the laceration goes through to it. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • a measure of the ability of the lung to distend in response to pressure without disruption. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Expressed as the unit volume of change in the lung per unit of pressure. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • There are many factors that are used to calculate the lung allocation score: diagnosis of the patient (e.g. emphysema, cystic fibrosis Pulmonary Fibrosis, etc. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surgical removal of part of a lung (lobectomy, segmentectomy, or wedge resection) or of an entire lung pneumonectomy), along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are all used. (wikipedia.org)
  • A pulmonary laceration is a chest injury in which lung tissue is torn or cut. (wikipedia.org)
  • An injury that is potentially more serious than pulmonary contusion, pulmonary laceration involves disruption of the architecture of the lung, while pulmonary contusion does not. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike hemothoraces that occur due to pulmonary contusion, those due to lung laceration may be large and long lasting. (wikipedia.org)
  • echocardiography
  • These have focused on examining anatomy using echocardiography and estimating PA pressure by continuous-wave Doppler measurement of the tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity. (ahajournals.org)
  • mitral
  • citation needed] When the mitral valve area goes below 2 cm2, the valve causes an impediment to the flow of blood into the left ventricle, creating a pressure gradient across the mitral valve. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] When the mitral valve area goes less than 1 cm2, there will be an increase in the left atrial pressures (required to push blood through the stenotic valve). (wikipedia.org)
  • The wedge pressure may be elevated in left heart failure, mitral valve stenosis, and other conditions, such as sickle cell disease. (wikipedia.org)