Ex vivo and in vivo coronary ostial locations in humans
Journal Paper/Review - Mar 14, 2009
Knight Joseph, Kurtcuoglu Vartan, Muffly Karl, Marshall William, Stolzmann Paul, Desbiolles Lotus, Seifert Burkhardt, Poulikakos Dimos, Alkadhi Hatem
Knowledge of the normal in vivo distribution and variation of coronary ostial locations is essential in the planning of various interventional and surgical procedures. However, all studies to date have reported the distribution of coronary ostia locations only in cadaver hearts. In this study, we sought to assess the distribution of coronary ostial locations in patients using cardiac dual-source computed tomography (CT) and compare these values to those of human cadaveric specimens.