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What are the three major coronary arteries?

What are the three major coronary arteries?

Left and right: Left main coronary artery which branches into the left anterior descending and left circumflex; and right coronary artery. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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How many main coronary arteries?

How many main coronary arteries?

1: When referring to the "main" coronary artery, that is usually refers to the left main (lm) coronary artery. This artery divides quickly into the left anterior and left cicumflex artery, both very important and large conduits supplying much of the heart muscle with blood. The right coronary artery usually has its own origin. In some people there is no lm and each artery has its origin off the aorta. ...Read more

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What are the main coronary arteries?

What are the main coronary arteries?

Coronary arteries: Here's an image of the right and left coronary arteries & their branches. ...Read more

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Result of Angiography: three vessel coronary artery desease. preserved LV systolic function.what is best FOR MEAngioplasty or bypass operation?

Result of Angiography: three vessel coronary artery desease. preserved LV systolic function.what is best FOR MEAngioplasty or bypass operation?

Depends: If you're diabetic, CABG has better outcomes. If your LEFT MAIN coronary artery has >50% blockage, CABG has better outcomes. Aside from those 2 points, it depends on the skill of the team you have. If they do a lot of angioplasty, that would be preferred. If they don't but their surgical team is first rate, then that would be preferred. ...Read more

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What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

Left main: most of the blood to the left ventricle passes thru the left main. That is why it is such a serious lesion. ...Read more

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Had a heart angiogram show blockage in my left main coronary artery.Ok.Why?

Emergency: Blockage in the left main coronary artery is considered an emergency condition requiring urgent intervention by angioplasty or bypass surgery. This situation is associated with high mortality if left alone. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a heart angiogram with 70% blockage in my left main coronary artery.no stint.dr afraid he would block.why?

What do you recommend if I had a heart angiogram with 70% blockage in my left main coronary artery.no stint.dr afraid he would block.why?

Bypass surgery: everything is a balance between risk/benefit. often with a > 50% left main blockage, a bypass surgery is the safest choice. medical therapy alone carries a high risk of sudden death due to the severity of the blockage. a stent placement there, though relatively simple - might have a catastrophic outcome if any slight thing went wrong. a stent is indicated if surgery is higher than usual risk. ...Read more

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Had a CT A done, this was the results Mild calcification of the left main. Otherwise normal coronary arteries. What does that mean?

Had a CT A done, this was the results Mild calcification of the left main. Otherwise normal coronary arteries. What does that mean?

Occult CAD present: There is evidence of coronary atherosclerosis in your arteries atleast in the left main artery and albeit mild. Over time cholesterol hardens and that is what CT scan picks up. So at your young age if there is early atherosclerosis, you should have your fasting lipid panel be checked and then modify your lifestyle to mitigate progression of cholesterol build in your arteries. ...Read more

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What are coronary arteries?

What are coronary arteries?

Arteries : Arteries provide oxygenated blood to the organ or part of the body the go. Coronaries provide blood to the heart. They originate from the ascending aorta right after its origin from the left ventricle. ...Read more

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How do the coronary arteries work?

How do the coronary arteries work?

Carry blood: The coronary afteries are located just above the aortic valve. Blood flows through those arteries and suppies oxygen to the heart muscle. A number of factors can cause the arteries to dilate (become wider) so that the flow of blood can increase if needed such as when you exercise. ...Read more

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Why do people need coronary arteries?

Why do people need coronary arteries?

They feed the heart: The coronary arteries feed the heart muscle oxygen and nutients. ...Read more

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Where does coronary arteries come from?

Where does coronary arteries come from?

Heart arteries : The coronaries arteries branch off the aorta and run on top of the heart muscle, they provide blood, nutrients and oxygen to the heart muscle for it to keep pumping. When those arteries are blocked the heart muscle can die in a process called heart attack causing the patient to die or causing permanent muscle damage and heart failure. ...Read more

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Where are the coronary arteries located?

Root of the aorta: They arise in the root of the aorta just above the aortic valve and proceed on the external surface of the heart in the interventricular groove and interatrial groove sending branches down into the heart muscle. ...Read more

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How could you unblock coronary arteries?

How could you unblock coronary arteries?

Depends: In the most serious cases of blocked arteries, intervention(s): stents, angioplasty, rotoblador or surgery is necessary for revascularization or blocked coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Where do the coronary arteries originate?

Where do the coronary arteries originate?

Aortic cusps: They originate in the left and right cusps (folds) of the aortic valve. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of coronary arteries?

Heart's supply: They supply blood to the heart muscle itself (not to be confused with the blood inside the heart's chambers which is delivered to all other organs). ...Read more

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Can fasting clear your coronary arteries?

Can fasting clear your coronary arteries?

No: Unfortunately only sustained significant drops in cholesterol count seem to do that. A fast here and there would have no significant effect on existing coronary plaque. ...Read more

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What is the function of coronary arteries?

What is the function of coronary arteries?

Supply Blood 2 Heart: Blockages in the coronary arteries result in heart attacks. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more