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Short left circumflex artery.
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PMID:  576394     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There was evidence of posterior infarction in 61 of 212 hearts studied. The condition was associated with a relatively short circumflex branch of the left coronary artery (LCX) in 24 hearts and with a longer LCX in 37 hearts. Total occlusion of LCX was found in two (8%) hearts with a shorter circumflex branch and in 27 (73%) hearts with a longer circumflex branch. The right coronary artery (RCA) was occluded in nearly all hearts with posterior infarction. In those hearts with a shorter LCX, occlusion of RCA appeared to be the major factor in the pathogenesis of posterior myocardial infarction.
J R Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of pathology & laboratory medicine     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0003-9985     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Pathol. Lab. Med.     Publication Date:  1977 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607091     Medline TA:  Arch Pathol Lab Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*,  pathology
Myocardial Infarction / etiology,  pathology

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