Volume : VII, Issue : IX, September - 2017

CORONARY ARTERY DOMINANCE – A CADAVERIC STUDY WITH CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES

Dr. Apsara . M. P, Dr. Rajesh. S

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 Background of study: In the clinical scenario of  increasing  the coronary artery disease, the knowledge of  coronary artery dominance in Keralite  population  will be helpful to clinicians for planning interventional procedures and surgeries. Materials & methods: A cadaveric study over a period of three years was carried out in fifty human hearts  to see the origin of posterior descending artery (PDA), after manual removal of epicardium and subepicardial fat. Results: Right coronary dominance was noticed in 76% of cases where as left coronary dominance and co–dominance were detected in 20% and 4% respectively. Summary: RCA dominance (76%) was the most prevalent  pattern. There was no gender based variation in coronary artery dominance. Double PDA was detected in 2% of specimens. A sound knowledge of coronary artery dominance is essential before planning angioplasty and bypass surgery ofcoronary arteries since the left coronary dominance is associated with increased incidence of myocardial infarction as per literature.

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DR.APSARA .M.P, DR. RAJESH. S, CORONARY ARTERY DOMINANCE – A CADAVERIC STUDY WITH CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES, INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-9 | September-2017


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