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What are the functions of coronary arteries and veins?

What are the functions of coronary arteries and veins?

Heart blood flow: Coronary arteries bring oxygenated blood to the heart. Coronary veins returned that same blood to the venous circulation. Both types of vessels sit on the surface of the heart. ...Read more

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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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What are the functions of the coronary arteries and veins?

What are the functions of the coronary arteries and veins?

Coronary: Coronary arteries supply oxygenated blood to the heart while the veins drain deoxygenated blood away from the heart. ...Read more

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What is the function of coronary arteries and veins?

What is the function of coronary arteries and veins?

Arteries/veins: Every organ needs a supply line (artery) and discharge (vein). Think of your faucet and drain. The coronary arteries supply the heart muscle with oxygen and energy, the veins carry off the metabolic waste. ...Read more

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What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

What are the major coronary arteries and veins?

LAD, Circ & RCA: Coronary arteries: left anterior descending (lad), circumflex, right coronary artery (rca). There are no major coronary veins. ...Read more

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What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

What are the similarities of veins and arteries?

Part of a system: Both carry blood and are composed of three layers—the intima, media, and adventitia. Inside both vessels are covered by a specialized set of cells called endothelium. ...Read more

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What is the function of ventricles and coronary arteries?

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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What are the names of coronary arteries in the heart?

What are the names of coronary arteries in the heart?

See Below: The three primary arteries of the heart are the left anterior descending, lad, the circumflex and the right coronary artery, rca. ...Read more

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What is unique about the pulmonary veins and pulmonary arteries when compared to other veins and arteries on the body?

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

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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 signs of clogged arteries in the heart?

What are the signs of clogged arteries in the heart?

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

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What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

What are the dangers of arterial plaque in vessels?

Atherosclerosis: Plaque build up may be progressive and cut off the flow of blood to the receiving organ like the heart, brain, legs etc. Or the plaque can break open sending little pieces down stream or worse the plaque can break open and potentate a blood clot that completely and suddenly blocks the flow of blood - think heart attack or stroke. This is the #1 cause of death in the United States. ...Read more

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Hardening of the arteries and narrowing of the arteries are same thing?

Hardening of the arteries and narrowing of the arteries are same thing?

Yes - sort of: These are terms for atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. This disease causes the walls of blood vessels to thick and develop what we call plaques. Eventually it can lead to narrowing of the arteries. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

Genes and lifestyle: Coronary thrombus is a clot in an artery that feeds the heart. Anything that damages or roughens the lining of the blood vessels could result in clot formation, such as elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Risk factors include family history of heart disease, being male, increasing age, elevated cholesterol or ldl, obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. ...Read more

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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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What are the symptoms of clogging arteries with heart disease?

What are the symptoms of clogging arteries with heart disease?

Variable: Depends on the location. In the legs it can be pain with walking or at night with the legs elevated, and feel like burning. In the heart it can be chest, shoulder or jaw ache, or atypical symptoms like nausea or no pain at all. In the abdomen could be pain after eating or nausea. Other areas (hands, brain, eyes etc) also have different symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in brain?

What are the symptoms of narrowing arteries in brain?

Stroke: Is the worst one. Tia or mini stroke also. Numbness or weakness of face of limbs. Difficulty speaking. Vision changes. Sometimes headache and nausea. ...Read more

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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