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How Many Coronary Arteries Are There In The Body
Four major ones.: There are four major coronary arteries, the left main (lm)' the left anterior descending (lad), the circumflex (lcx), and the right (rca). They branch into many smaller arteries. The lm is considered the most important because it is usually the largest. The lad is usually the next most important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Slowly: Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is taken up by endothelial cells in blood vessels. The LDL is broken down (oxidized) and absorbed by macrophages within the wall of the blood vessel. Ultimately, the macrophage which is full of oxidized LDL will die. The dead cells and cholesterol accumulate in the wall of the artery interfering with the flow of blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms/lifespan: Coronary artery disease affects the quality of life and the length of life. Quality of life is affected by reduced functional capacity (ability to do things), chest pain, shortness of breath, loss of employment, and hospitalization. Length of life is reduced as a result of sudden death and myocardial infarction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does nicotine cause a big vasoconstriction effect on coronary arteries? If any how long does it last? Surely body would override to myocardium needs?
I am prone to spont. Coronary artery dissectn's & have had 3. Could holding my breath and tensing my body hard to stop hiccup cause another dissectn?
If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?
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