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Anatomical indicators of dominance between the coronary arteries in swine.
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PMID:  18501658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The interest in experimental use of coronary arteries of swine as a stage towards their application in human hearts justifies the need for obtaining a detailed anatomical understanding of those arteries, particularly to evaluate similarities and differences. However, we did not find any citations about anatomical indicators of coronary dominance among swine in the literature. Many authors have used the crux cordis and the origin of the posterior interventricular branch as references for defining three types of pattern in human hearts: right, balanced and left dominance. We used 30 hearts fixed in 10% formalin from male and female Landrace swine aged five to six months, weighing 80 to 110 kg. The branch corresponding to the subsinuosal interventricular sulcus came from the right coronary artery (96.7%) or from both coronary arteries (3.3%). The subsinuosal interventricular branch presented at least one small branch that went beyond the crux cordis. The apical area presented predominance of the paraconal interventricular (left anterior descending) branch in 43.3%, the subsinuosal interventricular branch in 23.3% and presence of both arteries in 33.3%. The left coronary artery emitted 54.5% of the ventricular branches and the right coronary artery 46.5%. Taking the crux cordis and the subsinuosal interventricular branch as references, the arterial pattern in swine hearts is right dominance. The diversity of the apical pattern and the balance in the distribution of ventricular branches do not allow this to be used as an approach in isolation. The similarities between human and swine hearts also apply to the coronary artery pattern.
T H M Vieira; P C Moura; S R C Vieira; P R Moura; N C Silva; G C Wafae; C R Ruiz; N Wafae
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article     Date:  2008-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Morphologie : bulletin de l'Association des anatomistes     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1286-0115     ISO Abbreviation:  Morphologie     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9814314     Medline TA:  Morphologie     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Faculdade de Medicina do Planalto-Central, Brasília, BR, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Circulation
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*,  physiology
Species Specificity
Sus scrofa / anatomy & histology*

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