Morphofunctional aspects of left coronary artery dominance: a case report

  • Josué Silva Brito Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Thaís Sousa Nascimento Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Lara Mariana Rosa Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Marcela Silveira Castro Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Pollyanna Ferreira Martins Garcia Pimenta Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Cristhyano Pimenta Marques Morphofunction Department, Atenas University Center (UniAtenas), Minas Gerais, Brazil
Keywords: coronary dominance, heart anatomy, myocardial infarction, coronary circulation

Abstract

Anatomical studies of the coronary arteries began in the eighteenth century. However, the concept of dominance was only established in 1940, being initially purely anatomical. Currently, this concept involves several morphofunctional aspects, being essential for the understanding of the clinical presentations in cardiovascular patients. This article aims to discuss a case of left coronary dominance associated with risk factors such as hypertension, obesity and diabetes, but with less severe clinical presentations than those predicted in the literature, highlighting the importance of knowledge in clinical practice.

Published
2019-03-31
How to Cite
Brito, J., Nascimento, T., Rosa, L., Castro, M., Pimenta, P., & Marques, C. (2019). Morphofunctional aspects of left coronary artery dominance: a case report. Acta Scientiae Anatomica, 1(2), 114-118. Retrieved from https://actasanatomica.com/journal/index.php/asa/article/view/40