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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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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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 is the number of coronary arteries in the heart?

What is the number of coronary arteries in the heart?

Many: There are major vessels: right coronary artery and left main coronary artery that divides into the left anterior descending artery and left circumflex artery. Each of these may have 3-7 branches that vascularize the heart muscle. ...Read more

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What do coronary arteries provide to the heart?

What do coronary arteries provide to the heart?

Blood supply: The coronary arteries provide the blood supply (oxygen & nutrients) to the heart. ...Read more

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Which part of the heart is affected by occluding the following coronary arteries?

Which part of the heart is affected by occluding the following coronary arteries?

See below: Lad ("left anterior descending" artery)--affects anterior (front) wall of the left ventricle, and apex (the tip). Circumflex artery--affects the lateral wall of left ventricle, and usually part of the posterior (back). Right coronary artery--affects inferior (bottom) wall of left ventricle and all of the right ventricle (if occluded proximally enough in its course). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the heart know to take blood from the coronary arteries?

Can you tell me how the heart know to take blood from the coronary arteries?

Pressure: The blood moves from an area of higher blood pressure to an area of lower BP. That's why, in order to be alive, you must have blood pressure! ...Read more

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Could anti uricosuric agents also prevent heart /coronary arteries disease/s?

Could anti uricosuric agents also prevent heart /coronary arteries disease/s?

No: Gout is just a marker for increased heart risk. Lowering uric acid levels has never been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. ...Read more

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Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Does angiogram show heart coronary arteries blockage?

Yes: Yes, a coronary angiogram is the most widely used test to look for blockages in the arteries of the heart and to decide the best treatment option (medication only vs stent vs bypass surgery). ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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. Heidi Fowler
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Cardiac (Definition)

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