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  The video clip on the left was obtained in the cardiac cath lab as the left coronary angiogram was recorded in the RAO/cranial projection. The movie clip demonstrate both a "video" representation (coronary angios, as they appear on playback in the cath lab) and the "cine" or cineangiographic equivalent as seen on the developed film. The two views represent the negative and positive equivalent of photography film. You can toggle back and forth between the two views by clicking on the respective button. You can also click a button to see a labeled freeze frame of the coronary angiogram. The picture on the top right is a representation of the heart as "seen" by the camera in the LAO view. The size of the heart has been exaggerated for purposes of illustration.
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  Please note that the ventricular septum lies in a plane between the right scapula and the left nipple. Thus, in the LAO view, the camera "looks down the barrel" of the left ventricle with the septum lying anterior and away from the spine. Since the left anterior descending runs in the anterior inter-ventricular groove, the LAD swings away from the spine.

In the Left Anterior  Oblique or LAO view, the camera is rotated along a vertical axis towards the patients left.
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