Pulmonary artery

The pulmonary artery carries oxygen-depleted blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs, where it is re-oxygenated. The freshly oxygenated blood then travels to the left side of the heart through the pulmonary vein to be pumped to the rest of the body.

Last Updated: February 10, 2010

Author: Robin Parks, MS

Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology

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