anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery

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anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery

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terminal branch (with circumflex coronary artery of left coronary artery); descends in anterior interventricular groove close to apex, anastomosing with posterior interventricular artery. Supplies most of sternal aspect of ventricles and anterior two thirds of interventricular septum, including atrioventricular bundle of conducting tissue.
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an·te·ri·or in·ter·ven·tri·cu·lar branch of left cor·o·nary ar·te·ry

(an-tēr'ē-ŏr in'tĕr-ven-trik'yū-lăr branch left kōr'ŏ-nar-ē ahr'tĕr-ē) [TA]
Terminal branch (with circumflex coronary artery of left coronary artery); descends in anterior interventricular groove to apex, anastomosing with posterior interventricular artery. Supplies most of sternal aspect of ventricles and anterior two thirds of interventricular septum, including atrioventricular bundle of conducting tissue.
Synonym(s): anterior interventricular artery, left anterior descending artery, ramus interventricularis anterior arteriae coronariae sinistrae.
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