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Analysis of the influence of heart size and gender on coronary circulation type

A. Gawlikowska-Sroka, D. Miklaszewska, F. Czerwiński
Folia Morphol 2010;69(1):35-41.

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Vol 69, No 1 (2010)
ORIGINAL ARTICLES
Published online: 2010-03-09
Submitted: 2012-02-06

Abstract

Currently, there are many types of classification of coronary circulation. The first type was introduced in 1904 by Banchi. Hettler provides very detailed criteria for the type classification based on the course of the anterior and posterior interventricular branches. Hettler defined the following types: left coronary artery dominance, right coronary artery dominance, and co-dominant. The objective of this study was to analyse coronary circulation types in the studied material and their correlation with heart size and gender. The study was carried out on 102 human hearts (59 male and 43 female). True casts of coronary vessels were obtained using epoxide resins. The prepared specimens were measured for heart dimensions and evaluated for coronary circulation type. The majority of the specimens were classified as the co-dominant type, followed by the right coronary artery dominant type. The left-dominant coronary artery type represented the lowest number of heart specimens. No statistically significant correlation between the type of coronary circulation and heart size or gender was found. The coronary circulation type is not correlated with heart size or with gender. This confirms that it is a hereditary trait.
Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 1: 35-41

Abstract

Currently, there are many types of classification of coronary circulation. The first type was introduced in 1904 by Banchi. Hettler provides very detailed criteria for the type classification based on the course of the anterior and posterior interventricular branches. Hettler defined the following types: left coronary artery dominance, right coronary artery dominance, and co-dominant. The objective of this study was to analyse coronary circulation types in the studied material and their correlation with heart size and gender. The study was carried out on 102 human hearts (59 male and 43 female). True casts of coronary vessels were obtained using epoxide resins. The prepared specimens were measured for heart dimensions and evaluated for coronary circulation type. The majority of the specimens were classified as the co-dominant type, followed by the right coronary artery dominant type. The left-dominant coronary artery type represented the lowest number of heart specimens. No statistically significant correlation between the type of coronary circulation and heart size or gender was found. The coronary circulation type is not correlated with heart size or with gender. This confirms that it is a hereditary trait.
Folia Morphol 2010; 69, 1: 35-41
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Keywords

coronary circulation type; left coronary artery; right coronary artery

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Title

Analysis of the influence of heart size and gender on coronary circulation type

Journal

Folia Morphologica

Issue

Vol 69, No 1 (2010)

Pages

35-41

Published online

2010-03-09

Bibliographic record

Folia Morphol 2010;69(1):35-41.

Keywords

coronary circulation type
left coronary artery
right coronary artery

Authors

A. Gawlikowska-Sroka
D. Miklaszewska
F. Czerwiński

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