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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?

I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?

Stent: You should ask your doctor to explain the therapy of CAD and when procedures like stenting are indicated and not indicated. The presence of the occluded ramus does not necessarily imply stenting is indicated. ...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?

Depends: In the most serious cases of blocked arteries, intervention(s): stents, angioplasty, rotoblador or surgery is necessary for revascularization or blocked coronary arteries. ...Read more

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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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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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What meals are the best for coronary arteries?

What meals are the best for coronary arteries?

Diets: That are rich in fruit and vegetables, grains, low in fat especially saturated and trans fats. ...Read more

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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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Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

Which tissues do coronary arteries supply oxygen to?

The heart: Coronary arteries suply the heart and all its structures with oxygenated blood. ...Read more

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What happens when a coronary arteries become clogged?

What happens when a coronary arteries become clogged?

Pain, heart attack: Depending on how severe the blockage is, this could cause pain on exertion or permanent damage from a heart attack. ...Read more

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Are you able to see the coronary arteries on an echo?

Rarely & only a part: Rarely on a very good echo you can see a small part of the beginning of the left coronary artery, but this test should not be used to assess the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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What are coronary artery anomalies? What causes them?

What are coronary artery anomalies? What causes them?

Anomalies: these are abnormal structure or location or distribution of vessels seen in a patient. They are usually caused by having the wrong parents or by bad luck ...Read more

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What is the function of ventricles and coronary arteries?

Heart pump and lube: Ventricles deliver blood to the lungs and rest of your body. Coronaries are the heart vessels that supply oxygen to the heart. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the coronary arteries fill with blood?

Can you tell me how the coronary arteries fill with blood?

Yes: In diastole, mean coronary pressure falls below aortic diastolic pressure and blood follows this pressure gradient flowing from the aortic root into the coronary ostia where they are located. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: coronary artery?

What is the definition or description of: coronary artery?

Crown: 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. ...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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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. Ana Adelstein
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Cardiac (Definition)

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