A 24-year-old female asked:
what anatomically predisposes the lad to be occluded more so than the other coronary arteries?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
43 years experience Cardiology
Biggest: It's the biggest of the 3 coronaries thus sees more volume of blood. Because of its bifurcation from the l main, it's also is exposed to proximal turbulence. Both factors may be injurious to its endothelium. Finally, because of its size & the muscle i subserves, it's more obvious: when the LAD occludes, you know it-so there is bias in the studies of its incidence.
Answered on May 3, 2018
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