left anterior descending coronary artery


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left anterior descending coronary artery

Abbreviation: LAD coronary artery
One of two major branches of the left coronary artery. It runs down the anterior interventricular groove, and it supplies blood to the anterior walls of the right and left ventricles and to the interventricular septum.
Synonym: anterior interventricular artery; left anterior descending artery; left descending artery; left descending coronary artery See: heart for illus.
See also: artery

Left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD)

One of the heart's coronary artery branches from the left main coronary artery which supplies blood to the left ventricle.
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Implications of inferior ST-segment elevation accompanying anterior wall acute myocardial infarction for the angiographic morphology of the left anterior descending coronary artery morphology and site of occlusion.
a) Occlusion of the ostial region of LAD, (b) Wraparound LAD LAD: left anterior descending coronary artery
Exercise-induced U-wave inversion as a marker of stenosis of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
Coronary angiography showing intraluminal thrombosis in proximal region of left anterior descending coronary artery which was already embolized distal of the artery
3] indicate an anterior-lateral infarct due to occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
6,7) Urgent coronary arteriography with intravascular ultrasound revealed a dissection beginning at the origin of the left anterior descending coronary artery before any of its branches and extending into its mid portion.
Yamaji et al (2) showed that ST elevation in aVR greater than or equal to that in V1 distinguished LMCA group from left anterior descending coronary artery disease group with 81% sensitivity, 80% specificity and 81% accuracy.
We performed left anterior descending coronary artery bypass in 3 patients, circumflex and left anterior descending coronary artery bypass in one patient, circumflex, left anterior descending coronary artery and right coronary artery bypass in one patient, left anterior descending coronary artery and right coronary artery bypass in 5 patients.
1 C) to define the complete anatomy and the course of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD).
In addition, left anterior descending coronary artery coursed on the anterior wall of the right ventricular outflow tract (Fig.
The mural left anterior descending coronary artery, strenuous exercise and sudden death.
Myocardial bridging on the left anterior descending coronary artery and sudden death.

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