Posterior left ventricular artery

The posterior left ventricular (PLV) artery, also known as the posterolateral artery (PLA), is a terminal branch of the coronary arterial system supplying the inferior portion of the heart. It usually arises from the right coronary artery (in a right dominant circulation) but can less commonly arise from the circumflex and rarely from the left anterior descending artery. This artery can sometimes be paired or have multiple branches.

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rID: 58074
System: Cardiac
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • PLB
  • PLV
  • Posterior left ventricular arteries
  • Posterior left ventricular branch
  • Posterior left ventricular branches
  • Posterolateral artery
  • left posterolateral branch

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