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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Coronary Artery (Overview)

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. Hence the name coronary.


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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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Dr. Mark Ingerman
2 doctors shared insights

Coronary Artery (Overview)

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. Hence the name coronary.


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How could you unblock coronary arteries?

How could you unblock coronary arteries?

How severe?: Lifestyle changes dealing with all your risk factors. Weight, smoking, LDL less than 100 md/dl or even less than 70 using statins meds, aerobic exercise, BP less than 130/80, dm control, avoid excessive alcohol etc. If symptomatic with CP and/or consider critical narrowing, revascularization with percutaneous approach vs open heart surgery for bypass following cardiology recommendation. ...Read more

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Living with Coronary Artery Disease (Checklist)

Take meds as prescribed
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Exercise daily as recommended by your doctor or trainer
daily
Limit meat, dairy, and fats as much as possible
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Eat whole grains only - not white bread
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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

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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

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What is the ramus coronary artery?

What is the ramus coronary artery?

The third artery: Normally the main coronary blood vessel has two branches--the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex, but some people have a third branch termed intermediate artery or ramus-coronary artery--see picture. The incidence is some where between 10-30%. This can cause some confusion in ekg interpretation if this vessel is blocked/causing a heart attack. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the jobs of the coronary arteries?

Coronary arteries: The coronary arteries carry blood to the heart muscle. All tissues need blood to be alive. ...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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Where do coronary arteries empty their blood?

Where do coronary arteries empty their blood?

Heart Muscle: The coronary arteries arise from the aorta and course over the surface of the heart. They supply blood to the heart muscle with nutrients and terminate in small connections called capillaries with heart veins. The health of these vessels is very important. If they become "clogged" with cholesterol plaque then the blood suppy to the heart is reduced leading to chest pain and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Dr. James Krick
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Cardiac (Definition)

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