January 18, 1980

A Method for Understanding Three-dimensional Coronary Anatomy

Author Affiliations

From the Divisions of Cardiovascular Radiology (Drs Sos and Sniderman) and Cardiology (Dr Kligfield), The New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical College, New York.

JAMA. 1980;243(3):252-254. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300290034017

A simple method for interpreting and reviewing the anatomy of the coronary arteries as seen on angiograms uses the concept of two imaginary circles around the interventricular and atrioventricular grooves, respectively. The hands and fingers of the viewer are used to represent the various cardiac structures so that the anatomic location of vessels in various angiographic projections may be properly understood.

(JAMA 243:252-254, 1980)