Advantage of the cranial-right anterior oblique view in diagnosing mid left anterior descending and distal right coronary artery disease

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Abstract

  • The value of the cranial-right anterior oblique view in uncovering or improving the arteriographic visualization of lesions in the mid left anterior descending coronary artery, the origin of its diagonal and septal branches and of the distal branches of the right coronary artery was analyzed in 300 consecutive patients. The cranial-right anterior oblique view was compared with standard and other angled views. In the mid left anterior descending artery the view provided improved visualization over the other views in 80 percent of cases and uncovered lesions in 7 percent. In the septal arteries, the view improved visualization in more than 90 percent of cases and uncovered lesions in 26 percent. In the diagonal branches, the view improved visualization in nearly 75 percent of cases. In the distal right coronary artery there was improved visualization of the posterior descending and posterolateral branch arteries in more than 80 percent of cases. The cranial-right anterior oblique view was also the most advantageous view from a technical standpoint, yielding satisfactory exposure factors in obese and extremely heavy patients. © 1981.
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  • Elliott LP; Green CE; Rogers WJ; Mantle JA; Papapietro SE; Hood WP; Russell RO
  • Start Page

  • 754
  • End Page

  • 764
  • Volume

  • 48
  • Issue

  • 4