nodal artery


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nodal artery

The branch of the right coronary artery that supplies blood to the sinoatrial node.
See also: artery
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Considering the variability of SA nodal artery and its susceptibility to injury during surgery, we decided to investigate the anatomy of the artery in normal human hearts.
Sinuatrial nodal artery (SAN): In 21 (70%) hearts the SAN artery arose as the first branch from its right side at a mean distance of 20 mm distal to the origin of the RCA (Fig.
The identification of the sinoatrial nodal artery (SAN), as either right or left coronary artery branch, was made by a careful dissection thought a paramedian incision in the sternocostal joint.