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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Pressure: The blood moves from an area of higher blood pressure to an area of lower BP. That's why, in order to be alive, you must have blood pressure!

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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pankaj Desai
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Coronary arteries: It is not unusual to have some discrepancies in arterial diameters. Maintain a healthy weight, manage your cholesterol aggressively to normal levels, ... Read More
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Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Yes: More than likely you have the larger vessel system that is dominant .That is normal.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Gout is just a marker for increased heart risk. Lowering uric acid levels has never been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No: uric acids does heart not cause disease.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Nope: They don't.
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Blood supply: The coronary arteries provide the blood supply (oxygen & nutrients) to the heart.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See Below: The three primary arteries of the heart are the left anterior descending, lad, the circumflex and the right coronary artery, rca.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Three: There are three coronary arteries feeding the heart. They are not much wider than spaghetti, so they can get clogged easily. They must provide continu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
4-5 mm: Usually 4-5 mm proximally and then they taper down from there.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
See below: Lad ("left anterior descending" artery)--affects anterior (front) wall of the left ventricle, and apex (the tip). Circumflex artery--affects the later ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (med ... Read More
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