anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery

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anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery

[TA]
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.

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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Among asymptomatic patients without prior bypass surgery, revascularization is inappropriate for those with one or two-vessel CAD with no proximal left anterior descending artery involvement and no history of invasive testing.
Angiograms demonstrated a 100% occlusion of the left anterior descending artery.
On Friday, Jackson began a battery of tests to determine the source of his discomfort, finally learning Saturday morning his left anterior descending artery was 90 percent blocked.
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Subsequent tests on three coronary arteries at the Japanese Red Cross Medical Center showed that the left anterior descending artery, which pumps the most blood to the heart muscles, was clogged, thus exposing her to a high risk of a fatal stroke.
Clearly, physicians cannot be held accountable when the gods and the patient protoplasm finally decide to shut down the flow in that left anterior descending artery.
In this case, the LCA trifurcated into LCx, SANA and Left Anterior Descending artery (LAD).
On the 8[sup]th day after admission, coronary angiography (CAG) was performed to evaluate coronary vasculature, showing mild stenosis in right coronary artery, whereas 50–60% stenosis in left anterior descending artery (LAD) and chronic occlusion of distal left circumflex artery (LCX).
The degree of myocardial injury in cases of acute left anterior descending artery (LAD) occlusion is much larger as compared to acute right coronary (RCA) or left circumflex (LCX) artery occlusion because LAD supplies a large myocardial area.
5% patients were of having left anterior descending artery stenosis.

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