left umbilical vein n.
A vein that returns blood from the placenta to the fetus, traversing the umbilical cord to pass into the liver, where it is joined by the portal vein.
- Left ventricle
left ventricle n. The chamber on the left side of the heart that receives the arterial blood from the left atrium and contracts to force it into the aorta.
- Left ventricular ejection time
left ventricular ejection time n. Abbr. LVET The time measured from onset to notch of the carotid pulse.
- Left ventricular failure
left ventricular failure n. Congestive heart failure marked by pulmonary congestion and edema.
- Left ventricular opening
left ventricular opening n. An opening that leads from the left atrium into the left ventricle of the heart. Also called mitral orifice.