The Coronary Arteries

  • K. R. Thomson
Part of the NATO Advanced Science Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 62)


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).


Coronary Artery Coronary Sinus Left Coronary Artery Left Main Coronary Artery Circumflex Artery 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. R. Thomson
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  1. 1.The Department of Radiology, The Royal Melbourne HospitalUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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