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Coronary artery embolism
This is the cause of 10% of myocordial infarction of mural thrombin occur in the left atrium or left ventricle in patients with valvular heart disease .
The pulmonary arterial vessels have thinner walls and less medial muscle than their counterparts in the systemic circulation, and the basic function of the pulmonary circulation is the uptake of oxygen and the liberation of carbon dioxide by the blood. This function is efficiently accomplished by the pulmonary circuit. (40)
Pulmonary artery disease
The principle site of involvement in disease of the pulmonary circulation is the vascular bed . The pulmonary blood vessels may be affected by heart disease leading to pulmonary parenchymal involvement or to cardiac involvement . It mainly affects the right heart . (81)