In the human heart, the pulmonary trunk (pulmonary artery or main pulmonary artery) begins at the base of the right ventricle. It is short and wide - approximately 5 cm (2 inches) in length and 3 cm (1.2 inches) in diameter. It then branches into two pulmonary arteries (left and right), which deliver deoxygenated blood to the corresponding lung.
Routine perioperative pulmonary artery catheterization has no effect on rate of complications in vascular surgery: A meta-analysis
Jul 01, 2001; Despite widespread use pulmonary artery catheterization has not been proven to reduce complications or mortality. One study...