Detailed dissection of heart

Coronary arteries, anterior view

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Detailed dissection of heart
Coronary arteries, anterior view
The heart is positioned to display its anterosuperior surface. The epicardium has been removed to expose the right coronary artery (6) and the anterior interventricular branch (13) of the left coronary artery. The previous view illustrates the specimen before dissection.
1 . Superior vena cava
2 . Right pulmonary artery
3 . Right superior pulmonary vein
4 . Right auricle
5 . Right atrium
6 . Right coronary artery (in coronary sulcus)
7 . Ventricular branch of right coronary artery
8 . Right ventricle
9 . Ascending aorta
10 . Pulmonary trunk
11 . Epicardium at margin of dissected area
12 . Epicardial fat at margin of dissected area
13 . Anterior interventricular branch of left coronary artery
14 . Anterior interventricular sulcus
15 . Tributary to great cardiac vein
16 . Left ventricle
17 . Apex of heart