A 37-year-old member asked:
What's the purpose of the coronary arteries?
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Dr. Stuart Higano answered
36 years experience in Cardiology
Coronary arteries: Coronary arteries run on the surface of the heart and provide blood to the heart muscle. As a contracting muscle, the heart needs a continuing supply of nutrients like oxygen, glucose, fatty acids. If coronary blood flow is slowed or interrupted, such as by a coronary narrowing or a blood clot, the heart muscle will suffer and the patient will feel chest pain or there will be a heart attack.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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