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What does LAD stand for?

LAD stands for Left Anterior Descending (anatomical location of coronary artery)

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Coronary arteriography revealed a 95% narrowing of the distal left main coronary artery, luminal irregularities in the left anterior descending coronary artery, a 50% stenosis in the left circumflex coronary artery, and a 60% to 70% narrowing in the mid portion of the right coronary artery, which gave collaterals to the left anterior descending artery.
A group of 33 dogs undergoing openchest left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) ligation causing prolonged ischemia were imaged with quantitative positron emission tomography (PET) using 2-[18F]fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18FDG) to measure regional glucose metabolic utilization (rGMU) and [11C]acetate to measure regional monoexponential washout rate constant (Kmono) for oxidative metabolism in nonrisk and ischemic-risk myocardium.
Circumflex, Left Anterior Descending, I have followed the pathways blood takes around the heart.