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Are there differences in appearance between coronary arteries and veins?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
Cardiology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, the coronaryveins are thin walled vessels like all veins. The arteries are thicker, muscular walled structures as the coronary arteries actively dilate and contract in response to cardiac demands and various signals. In many instances, the coronary venous structures travel right next to the arteries.
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
YES: Coronary arteries and veins appear very differently. Coronary arteries thick walled have a whitish to pink color and are larger than coronary veins. Coronary veins smaller thinner and bluish in hue. Hope that answer helps.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the function of coronary arteries and veins?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Arteries/veins: Every organ needs a supply line (artery) and discharge (vein). Think of your faucet and drain. The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen and energy, the veins carry off the metabolic waste.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
LAD, Circ & RCA: Coronary arteries: left anterior descending (lad), circumflex, right coronary artery (rca). There are no major coronary veins.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

What are the functions of coronary arteries and veins?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Heart blood flow: Coronary arteries bring oxygenated blood to the heart. Coronary veins returned that same blood to the venous circulation. Both types of vessels sit on the surface of the heart.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Where are coronary arteries and veins found?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology 47 years experience
Coronary vessels: The coronary arteries and veins are found in the heart. Since the heart is a muscle, it has arteries and veins that take blood to and from it.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What do the coronary arteries and veins do?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Carry blood to heart: The arteries carry blood and oxygen to the heart muscle itself and the veins bring the blood back to the heart where it passes through the lungs and gets more oxygen.

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