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Dr. James Krick
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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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Where do the coronary arteries branch from in the body?

Where do the coronary arteries branch from in the body?

Heart disease: The coronary arteries arise in the aortic root and branch across the heart with branches extending around and into the myocardium. ...Read more

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My friend has blocked coronary arteries. What does that mean exactly?

My friend has blocked coronary arteries. What does that mean exactly?

Plaque: Usuly means build.up of cholesterol in the arteries . While this is not good not every blocked artrry needs to be opened since the body can sometimes compensate . Generally.medical treatment os recommended unless the blockage is critical (left main coronary) or you are having chest pain that cant be controlled Key is.this.is.a warning and you need to rwduce your risk diet exercise no smoking ...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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Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Do interventional procedures cure coronary artery diseases?

Coronary: Interventions are meant to relieve symptoms associated with hemodynamically significant blockages but don't remove atherosclerosis already there. Ongoing medical therapy is essential. In short, stents don't make you live longer but can help you live better. ...Read more

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What should you do to make calcium in the coronary arteries go lower?

What should you do to make calcium in the coronary arteries go lower?

Nothing: You can't do anything to decrease it, you can prevent it from getting worse by eating healthy, exercising and taking a statin medication , but nothing has been shown do decrease it. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more