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vena cava
used in Change of Heart by Picoult

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Definition
either of two large veins that return oxygen-depleted blood to the right atrium of the heart
  • Sutures—stitches—get sewn into the aorta, the superior vena cava, and the inferior vena cava.
  • Sutures—stitches—get sewn into the aorta, the superior vena cava, and the inferior vena cava.
  • I skipped over the part about how her heart would be removed: the inferior and superior vena cava divided, then the aorta.
  • Then the inferior vena cava, then the superior vena cava, then the pulmonary artery, and finally, the aorta.
  • Then the inferior vena cava, then the superior vena cava, then the pulmonary artery, and finally, the aorta.

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