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What are some of the major branches of the coronary arteries?

What are some of the major branches of the coronary arteries?

LAD, Circ & RCA: The three major arteries of the heart are the left anterior descending, lad, the circumflex and the right coronary artery, rca. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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What are the three major coronary arteries?

Left and right: Left main coronary artery which branches into the left anterior descending and left circumflex; and right coronary artery. ...Read more

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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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What coronary artery supplies the bundle of His and the bundle branches?

What coronary artery supplies the bundle of His and the bundle branches?

His Bundle: The His and its branches have many variations in humans. Usually the right coronary supplies the AV nodal artery and the His and Right bundle, the LAD supplies the Left bundle and its branches or fan. ...Read more

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Is there a certain age when everybody should have some sort of coronary artery scan?

Is there a certain age when everybody should have some sort of coronary artery scan?

No: No. It depends on symptoms , signs and risk factors. Everyone should control or eliminate risk factors however. ...Read more

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What are the branches of the right coronary artery?

What are the branches of the right coronary artery?

RCA: read this: http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/cardiovascular_diseases/anatomy_and_function_of_the_coronary_arteries_85,P00196/

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What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

3 coronary arteries: There are 3 main coronary arteries. Left side of circulation: left main artery divides into lad [left anterior descending] and the circumflex artery. The other a right coronary artery. The coronary veins follow the same course. ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

What is treatment of blockage of small branch of coronary artery?

Medication: Most would treat disease of smaller branches with medications if there is symptoms. If not improved with meds, angioplasty could be considered. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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


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Cardiac (Definition)

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