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what is the importance of the coronary arteries?

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Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Blood supply: To supply blood (oxygen, nutrients) to the heart.
Answered on Nov 26, 2013
Dr. Joseph Moore
33 years experience Cardiology
blood to heart: The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle itself. There are usually 3 - the left anterior descending, circumflex, and right coronary. Closure or blockage of one of these main arteries, or a branch vessel, from cholesterol or a clot, causes a heart attack or angina (chest pain).
Answered on May 12, 2016
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