ISSN 0975-3583

Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research

    Correlative Study of Coronary Dominance in Human Cadaveric Hearts

    Rupali S. Kavitake, Dattatray D. Dombe, Dr Shivraj M Ingole
    JCDR. 2022: 1616-1622


    Coronary artery dominance plays a crucial role in the blood supply of the heart and has implications for clinical procedures. Despite its significance, patterns of dominance in diverse populations are not thoroughly understood. This study aims to fill this gap by examining coronary dominance in a significant sample of human cadaveric hearts. Objectives: The primary objective is to assess the prevalence and pattern of coronary artery dominance among 100 cadaveric hearts. The study also seeks to correlate dominance patterns with demographic factors such as age and gender, as well as anatomical variations. Methods: One hundred human cadaveric hearts were systematically selected and dissected from a controlled environment. The right and left coronary arteries were examined to determine the dominance pattern. Data on the subjects' demographic and morphological features were collected and analyzed using statistical tools to identify any correlation with coronary dominance. Results: The results indicate a predominant pattern of right dominance, with a smaller percentage showing left or balanced dominance. Significant correlations between coronary dominance and certain demographic and anatomical features were observed, details of which will be discussed in the paper. Conclusion: Understanding the patterns of coronary dominance can aid in better planning and execution of interventional and surgical procedures in cardiology. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by providing a detailed correlation of dominance patterns with demographic and anatomical features in a substantial sample of human cadaveric hearts. Further research is suggested to explore the clinical implications of these findings.


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