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How Many Veins Are In The Heart
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
No: The arteries taper down in size as you get further away. ...Read more
Valves: aortic,mitral, pulmonary and tricuspidGet a more detailed answer ›
How many cases of Ebola are there in the US as of today? and how many are being evaluated for the disease?
Ebola: 3 US aid workers were treated at Emory Univ. Hosp in Atlanta. 2 at Nebraska Med Ctr in Omaha, 1 at Texas Presbyterian Hosp, Dallas wi admission yesterday of a man for whom the disease needs to be ruled in or out. Ebola was ruled out for a physician at NIH. A # of contacts for the Nigerian National (who just died in Dallas) are being medically monitored. Obviously, this # is subject to change . ...Read more
What is unique about the pulmonary veins and pulmonary arteries when compared to other veins and arteries on the body?
They are backwards: All arteries in the body carry oxygenated blood from the heart. After leaving the arteries, blood enters capillaries where oxygen is dropped off and carbon dioxide waste is picked up. Veins then take the carbon dioxide back to the heart. Now here is the difference. The pulm. Arteries then take the blood with carbon dioxide to the lungs where oxygen is picked up and carried by the pulm. Veins. ...Read more
Usually pain: A clogged artery in the heart prevents oxygen from being delivered to the heart muscle. This will cause pain especially when the heart is being stressed as during exercise or in cold weather. The pain is usually experienced as squeezing or pressure and can be present in the chest, neck, back, or arm. A person may also get sweaty and feel short of breath. ...Read more
How many types of anemia are there? Are they divided in to groups? If so, how many and what are the names of the groups?
Complicated question: Most common is iron deficiency. That comes from blood loss another common type is anemia of chronic disease. Where your kidneys (for instance) don't produce erythropoetin. Another general type is hemolytic anemia. Blood is cleaved up. Most common cause in someone of your age group would be iron deficiency from menses. It's a huge question. Sorry this forum doesn't allow for bigger answers. ...Read more
What are some diseases of the caroited arteries in neck that affects children and teens that can lead to stroke?!
Varicose veins: Varicose veins are diagnosed based on examination. You can also have a type of ultrasound scan called a Doppler or a duplex scan. This helps to show how the blood is flowing in the veins. It can show whether any of the valves are damaged - which is useful to know when planning treatment. Occasionally, other tests are needed if the veins are complex. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are some possibilities of a heart located more to the right, but all chambers, blood flow and no other abnormalities are detected? 18wk
Dextrocardia....: when the heart is oriented to the right instead of the normal orientation to the left, it is called Dextrocardia. Nothing needs to be done, but if you need an ECG done for chest pain for example, you need to tell them so they can put the leads on the right side of your chest instead of the left. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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