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Inferior Left Ventricular Branch of Circumflex Artery of Heart
Cardiovascular System

Inferior Left Ventricular Branch of Circumflex Artery of Heart

Ramus inferior ventriculi sinistri arteriae circumflexae cordis

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Origin

The inferior left ventricular branch arises from the circumflex artery on the inferior (diaphragmatic) surface.

Course

The inferior left ventricular branch descends along the inferior (diaphragmatic) surface of the left ventricle towards the apex. It is accompanied by the posterior vein of the left ventricle.

Branches

The inferior left ventricular branch gives rise to several small unnamed branches.

Supplied Structures

The inferior left ventricular branch of the circumflex artery contributes to the supply of the inferior (diaphragmatic) surface.

List of Clinical Correlates

- Coronary artery disease

- Coronary atherosclerosis

- Coronary bypass graft

- Coronary angioplasty

- Coronary occlusion

- Coronary revascularization

- Coronary artery fistula

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