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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


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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 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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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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What exactly is meant by coronary artery spasms?

What exactly is meant by coronary artery spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasm is basically the artery constricting or clamping down. The coronary artery has a middle layer of muscle fibers that if triggered will constrict. It can occur because of smoking or sometimes randomly. It is most common in women. ...Read more

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What's a coronary artery bypass?

Surgical operation: This operation uses arteries and veins as bypass grafts to bring blood into the coronary arteries beyond blockages and keep the heart muscle well supplied with blood. ...Read more

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What do the coronary arteries and veins do?

What do the coronary arteries and veins do?

Carry blood to heart: The arteries carry blood and oxygen to the heart muscle itself and the veins bring the blood back to the heart where it passes through the lungs and gets more oxygen. ...Read more

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Where are coronary arteries and veins found?

Where are coronary arteries and veins found?

Coronary vessels: The coronary arteries and veins are found in the heart. Since the heart is a muscle, it has arteries and veins that take blood to and from it. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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. Janice Alexander
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Cardiac (Definition)

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