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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Is the distance between the internal mammary artery and supplemental vein large?

Is the distance between the internal mammary artery and supplemental vein large?

What is supplemental: What do you mean by vein? The mammary artery is anastomosed to a coronary artery not to a coronary vein. If anastomosed to a coronary vein it will create a fistula with left to right shunting. The distance varies with the particular coronary anatomy and the location of a suitable area in the coronary to be able to anastomose. ...Read more

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How do you overcome perioperative spasm of the internal mammary artery?

Papaverine...: Papaverine put down the ima at the time of surgery is what is commonly used. ...Read more

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Can the left internal mammary artery side branches affect blood flow rate in humans?

Can the left internal mammary artery side branches affect blood flow rate in humans?

Depends: Coronary steal from unligated side branches from the left internal mammary artery (lima) when it is used for coronary bypass is an area of open debate. Most surgeons will ligate a large side branch to prevent the possibility of steal, small branches are often not (the risk of ligating higher than the liklihood of steal). The exact size that requires ligation to prevent steal is unknown. ...Read more

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What do the perforating branches of internal mammary artery mainly supply?

What do the perforating branches of internal mammary artery mainly supply?

Chest wall: The ima [internal thoracic artery or internal mammary artery] branches supply the chest wall structures including the ribs, muscles, breasts continueing and perforating superfically to supply the abdominal wall structures as the superior epigastric artery. ...Read more

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What is the significance of the internal mammary artery?

What is the significance of the internal mammary artery?

Blood to chest wall: The internal mammary artery which supplies blood to the chest wall is often used in coronary artery bypass grafting as it has proven to be more durable than veins which are often taken from the legs. ...Read more

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Sharp pain now and then around heart.Not sure if internal chest muscle or actual heart.Can stress do this or can it be other issues? Have irreg HRT bt

Sharp pain now and then around heart.Not sure if internal chest muscle or actual heart.Can stress do this or can it be other issues? Have irreg HRT bt

stress can do that.: The key is to find out how long it lasts. If it last a few seconds nothing needs to be done unless it gets worse. If it is minutes, need medical opinion. ...Read more

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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