The Coronary Arteries
The development of contrast cine-radiography of the coronary arteries over 20 years ago and the subsequent improvements in imaging technology have made the study of the coronary arteries “in vitro” a routine and safe procedure. These studies have shown an enormous variation in the course and distribution of the right and left coronary arteries. Although for convenience they are described separately, they exhibit reciprocal development and variations of one artery are only relevant in respect to the development of the other. (Figure 1).
KeywordsCoronary Artery Coronary Sinus Left Coronary Artery Left Main Coronary Artery Circumflex Artery
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- BJORK, L. (1966): Anastomoses between the coronary-bronchial arteries. Acta. Radiol. Diag. 4: 93.Google Scholar
- GREEN, G.E., BERNSTEIN, S. and REPPERT, E.H. (1967): The length of the left main coronary artery. Surgery 62: 1021.Google Scholar
- JAMES, T.M. (1961): Anatomy of the coronary arteries. Harper and Row, New York.Google Scholar
- MCALPINE, W.A. (1975): Heart and Coronary Arteries: — An anatomical atlas for clinical diagnosis, radiological investigation and surgical treatment. Springer-Verlag, New York.Google Scholar