Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Coronary arteries, Left anterior oblique (LAO) views




Coronary territories
Cardiac anatomy

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The coronary arteries and the myocardial segments they supply viewed from the left anterior oblique. Note that the apex of the left ventricle is generally supplied by the left anterior descending artery and that the right coronary artery follows the atrioventricular groove before taking a sharp turn to supply the posterior descending artery (PDA). The majority of the anterior ventricular septum is supplied by perforating vessels originating from the left anterior descending artery (LAD) which itself arises from the left coronary artery (LCA). The left circumflex supplies the lateral left ventricular wall through vessels named obtuse marginals.

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