Top
10
Doctor insights on: Anatomy Of Coronary Arteries

Share
1

1
If your coronary artery origin/anatomy is seen on echocardiogram does this most likely rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

If your coronary artery origin/anatomy is seen on echocardiogram does this most likely rule out congenital coronary anomalies?

No: Coronary arteries are not typically seen on an echocardiogram. When they are, only the very beginning of the artery where it arises from the aorta may be seen. An echocardiogram is not a good test for looking at coronary arteries. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
1 doctor shared a insight

Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


2

2
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What is the purpose of coronary arteries?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
What's the purpose of the coronary arteries?

What's the purpose of the coronary arteries?

Feed heart muscle: In humans usually two main coronary arteries come off the aorta to feed the heart muscle. The right coronary feeds the right side of the heart and some of the muscular wall between the two sides. The left coronary divides into the left anterior descending artery and the circumflex coronary artery. The arteries bring oxygen and food to heart muscle cells. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What is the location of the coronary arteries?

What is the location of the coronary arteries?

Picture this: The coronary arteries branch off from the walls of the aorta, and dive down into the outer layer of the heart mucle. On the left side, the left main artery branches into the left anterior decending (lad), which runs down the front wall of the heart, and the circumflex, which runs around the lateral wall. On the right, the right coronary artery runs along the bottom wall of the heart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the importance of the coronary arteries?

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). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is a third coronary artery?

What is a third coronary artery?

Main coronary artery: Generally, there are three main coronary arteries, generally referred to as the left anterior descending, the left circumflex and the right coronary artery. Branches of these are referred to more specifically. ...Read more

10

10
What is a native coronary artery?

What is a native coronary artery?

Original arteries: "Native" coronary arteries are the ones you were born with and this term is generally used to distinguish from bypass grafts, which are blood vessels surgically attached to the heart during CABG (coronary artery bypass grafting). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Gregory Moneta
2 doctors shared insights

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. Sandra Lora Cremers
5 doctors shared insights

Cardiac (Definition)

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