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Appendix 3-1

Examples for Abbreviations Used for Labeling Microscopic Slidesa

Aorta and Selected Arteries (Excluding Coronaries)

Br-Ceph Art Brachiocephalic (innominate) artery

(or BCA or Innom Art)

Ductal Art Patent ductal artery (patent ductus arteriosus) (or PDA)

Ductal A Lig Ductal artery ligament (ligamentum arteriosum)

Asc Aorta Ascending aorta

Desc Thor Ao Descending thoracic aorta

Abd Aorta Abdominal aorta

Truncal Art Persistent truncal artery (truncus arteriosus) Cardiac valves

Ao Valve-L Left cusp of aortic valve (or AV-L)

Ao Valve-P Posterior cusp of aortic valve (or AV-P)

Ao Valve-R Right cusp of aortic valve (or AV-R)

Aortic Valve Aortic valve

Com AV Valve Common atrioventricular valve (or CAVV)

Mitral Valve Mitral valve

Pulm Valve Pulmonary valve

Pulm Valve-A Anterior cusp of pulmonary valve (or PV-A)

Pulm Valve-L Left cusp of pulmonnary valve (or PV-L)

Pulm Valve-R Right cusp of pulmonary valve (or PV-R)

Tric Valve Tricuspid valve (or TV)

Tric Valve-A Anterior leaflet of tricuspid valve (or TV-A)

Tric Valve-P Posterior leaflet of tricuspid valve (or TV-P)

Tric Valve-S Septal leaflet of tricuspid valve (or TV-S)

Trunc Valve Truncal valve (or Truncal Valv) Coronary arteries

AVNA AV nodal artery

LAD Left anterior descending

LAD-D Unspecified diagonal branch of LAD

LAD-D1 First diagonal branch of LAD

LAD-FSP First septal perforating branch of LAD

LCX Left circumflex

LCX-OM Unspecified obtuse marginal branch of LCX

LCX-OM1 First obtuse marginal branch of LCX

LCX-OM2 Second obtuse marginal branch of LCX

LCX-PD Posterior descending branch of LCX

(with left dominance)

LMA Left main coronary artery

IA Intermediate artery (with trifurcating LMA)

RCA Right coronary artery

RCA-PD Posterior descending branch of RCA

Coronary arteries (continued) RCA-PL Posterolateral branch of RCA

SNA Sinus nodal artery

Coronary artery bypass grafts

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