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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

The heart: Coronary arteries suply the heart and all its structures with oxygenated blood. ...Read more

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Which parts of the body does mammary arteries provide blood to?

Which parts of the body does mammary arteries provide blood to?

See Below: Also known as the interior mammary artery, it provides the blood supply to the anterior chest wall and breasts. ...Read more

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If our blood cells carry oxygen, what carries proteins throughout the body?

If our blood cells carry oxygen, what carries proteins throughout the body?

Plasma: The liquid part of blood, plasma, carries proteins around the body. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What arteries supply the myocardium muscle?

What arteries supply the myocardium muscle?

Coronary arteries: The coronary arteries (left anterior, left circumflex, right) and their branches supply the myocardium. ...Read more

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Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Heart: The major ones are the left anterior descending (lad), left circumflex (lcx) and right coronary artery (rca). ...Read more

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Does act angiography show all blockages to the heart like clogged arteries anywhere and everywhere?

Does act angiography show all blockages to the heart like clogged arteries anywhere and everywhere?

CTA: CT angiography shows vessel status in the vascular bed(s) which are imaged in the specific test. If it isn't in the field studied, it won't appear in the study. ...Read more

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How dose human body prevent blood clotting inside your vascular system?

How dose human body prevent blood clotting inside your vascular system?

Blood clotting: Your blood has several substances (factors) which cause clotting and several factors which inhibit clotting. Normally these are in a sort of balance and your blood does not clot unless it remains stagnant somewhere like people with certain arrhythmias, or you have an injury, or you are immobilized in bed or sometimes during a long period of sitting. ...Read more

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What organs compose the cardiovascular system?

What organs compose the cardiovascular system?

The heart: And the blood vessels that come to and go from it. That's it though. However, the lungs have a critical interaction with the heart because they sit (in blood flow) between the right and left heart. Furthermore, the kidneys have an important interaction because they secrete chemicals that alter blood flow, blood pressure and heart squeeze. ...Read more

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How are hardening of the arteries & clogged arteries. Different?

How are hardening of the arteries & clogged arteries. Different?

Arteries: Hardening of arteries- means loss of elasticity of the arteries. Mostly it is due to arterial calfication or sclerosis or atherosclerosis. Blocked arteries- it is blockage of arteries either from calfic deposits or cholesterol deposits or both. ...Read more

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What molecules carry cholesterol through the bloodstream?

What molecules carry cholesterol through the bloodstream?

Lipoproteins: Such as LDL, HDL, VLDL, and others. The lipoproteins have apolipoproteins on them which serve to direct the chol to specific places. We think of LDL as "cholesterol" but it is actually Low Density Lipoprotein. The purpose of lipoproteins is to "dissolve" the hydrophobic cholesterol particles in blood, and transport the cholesterol to where it needs to go. Hope this helps. CardioGauge.com ...Read more

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Are body parts proportional to weight?

Are body parts proportional to weight?

No: The shape of the body is mostly dictated by the genetic make-up. Also where someone loses or gains weight is also dictated by the genetic make-up. However, for most part, abdominal fat is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and many more chronic diseases. Therefore loss of abdominal fat and fat around waist to hip (more around waist) is very important no matter what the body proportions ar. ...Read more

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If blood cells carry oxygen, what carries hormones around the body?

If blood cells carry oxygen, what carries hormones around the body?

Blood, proteins: Hi. The circulatory system (i.e., blood) carries hormones around the body. Some hormones are bound to specific or not-specific proteins in the circulation. ...Read more

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Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

How can the human body prevent blood clotting in the normal vascular system?

Blood thinner: Shouldn't have to do anything. Why? Blood thinners (anticoagulants) are the most common drugs used to prevent clotting. It depends, though, on the risk and individual circumstances. ...Read more

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How can fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

How can  fat and cholesterol get into your blood system and clog up the arteries?

In Short: It gets taken up into the cells. Then, immune cells called monocytes see it and turn into their bigger, meaner cousin called macrophages. Those macrophages get angry and foam things up in the tissues and lead to the repetition of this cycle. ...Read more

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If RBCs carry oxygen, what carries nutrients throughout the body?

Blood stream: Nutrients that nourish the host are transported via the circulatory system to reach cells requiring the needed energy to properly function. Before nutrients are transported, ingested food is broken down into a more transportable size. This occurs in the digestive system. . Once broken down, nutrients moves into your small intestines, where they are absorbed into the circulation. ...Read more

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What does lipone in our body parts mean?

Lipone?: clarify or give correct spelling. Do not know what you mean by lipone. ...Read more