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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 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
I have coronary ramus artery occlusion. The md wants tomanage it medically rather than putting a stent. Your opinion?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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