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Ventricular Branches of Right Coronary Artery
Cardiovascular System

Ventricular Branches of Right Coronary Artery

Rami ventriculares arteriae coronariae dextrae

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There are a series of ventricular branches that arise from the right coronary artery and can be divided into anterior and posterior ventricular branches.

Between the origin of the right coronary artery and the origin of the right marginal artery, there are a series of small branches that supply the anterior aspect of the right atrium and ventricle. Of these branches there are usually two or three anterior ventricular branches. There are also two or three posterior ventricular branches that originate between the right marginal artery and the posterior interventricular sulcus.


The ventricular branches course inferiorly along the anterior and posterior (inferior) aspects of the right ventricle.


The ventricular branches ramify as they descend towards the apex along the right ventricle.

Supplied Structures

The ventricular branches contribute to the supply of the right ventricle.

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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Right Coronary Artery

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The right coronary artery (RCA) is initially imaged in the LAO 30-degree view, which displays the proximal and distal RCA well, and the artery appears as the letter C. To evaluate the right posterior descending artery (rPDA) and posterior lateral branches (rPL), RAO 0-degree, cranial 30-degree view is utilized.

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