Cardiac Anatomy

  • Robert Pelberg


Cardiac CT angiography (CCTA) requires a thorough understanding of the pertinent thoracic cardiovascular anatomy and terminology, which is critical to providing useful interpretations. Chapter 4 provides a general overview of the pertinent normal thoracic cardiovascular anatomy and terminology.


Left dominant Right dominant Circumflex coronary artery Cx Left anterior descending coronary artery LAD Diagonal Obtuse marginal OM Right ventricular marginal RV marginal Right coronary artery RCA Conus artery AV nodal branch Right ventricle RV Left ventricle LV Left atrium LA Right atrium RA Coronary sinus Left atrial appendage Posterior descending artery PDA Left posterior descending artery Right posterior descending artery Middle cardiac vein Posterolateral cardiac vein Superior vena cava Inferior vena cava Right pulmonary artery Left pulmonary artery Pulmonary artery Right atrial appendage Right ventricular outflow tract Left main coronary artery LM Atrioventricular valves Mitral valve Tricuspid valve Aortic valve Pulmonary valve Azygous vein Aorta Ascending aorta Descending aorta Atrio-ventricular groove Posterolateral coronary artery Coronary sinus Left coronary sinus Noncoronary sinus Right coronary sinus Left coronary cusp Right coronary cusp Noncoronary cusp Ramus intermedius coronary artery Pulmonary veins Left upper pulmonary vein Left lower pulmonary vein Right upper pulmonary vein Right lower pulmonary vein Septal branches Great cardiac vein Posterior vein Vein of marshall Small cardiac vein Middle cardiac vein Anterior cardiac vein Anterior interventricular vein Lateral marginal vein 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert Pelberg
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  1. 1.The Lindner Center for Research and Education The Christ HospitalThe Christ Hospital Physicians Ohio Heart and Vascular CenterCincinnatiUSA

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