posterior descending artery


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Related to posterior descending artery: left coronary artery, Anterior interventricular artery

posterior descending artery

Abbreviation: PDA
Usually (in 85% of people), a branch of the right coronary artery. It runs in the posterior interventricular groove and supplies the right ventricle and the apex of the heart.
Synonym: posterior descending coronary artery; posterior interventricular artery
See also: artery
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