*The blood supply of the heart is considered right-side—dominant if the posterior interventricular artery arises from the right coronary artery. It is considered left-side—dominant if the posterior interventricular artery arises from the left coronary artery.
fThe anterior interventricular artery also is called the left anterior descending artery (LAD).
IV. BLOOD SUPPLY (Figure 5-2; Table 5-1). Coronary artery occlusion occurs most commonly in the anterior interventricular artery [also known as the left anterior descending artery (LAD)|, followed by the right coronary artery, and then the circumflex artery. Blood flow in the coronary arteries is maximal during diastole and minimal during systole.
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