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how does the heart get oxygen if it's the organ that pumping the blood to the rest of the body?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Oxygen: Oxygenated blood leaves the pulmonary circulation and is pumped through the left side of the heart. After it goes through the aortic valve oxygenated blood flows in both systole and diastole through the coronary arteries into the heart muscle.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015

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