Thursday, August 25, 2011

Coronary Circulation

To teach the coronary circulation, I have to admit that I like the figures from a different textbook company much more than the ones our publisher uses.

The main coronary vessels we discussed in class today include:

Right coronary artery
Marginal artery, or the Marginal Branch of the Right Coronary Artery
Left coronary artery
Circumflex artery, or the Circumflex Branck of the Left Coronary Artery

Small cardiac vein
Great cardiac vein
Middle cardiac vein
Coronary sinus

All of these are shown pretty clearly in the images below.

Just as in our textbook, the heart is shown transparently to try to show the vessels as they wrap around from anterior to posterior.

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