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What causes thrombosis of the coronary arteries?

What causes thrombosis of the coronary arteries?

Arterioclerosis: Arteriosclerosis or plaque buildup in the wall of the coronary arteries will narrow the lumen to the point where there is flow restriction, then clot formation. The plaque may rupture, allowing a flap-like effect, blocking the lumen, resulting in clot formation. Trauma may cause a separation of the layers of the wall, and this dissection results in clot formation. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Can a thrombosis of right coronary artery just lie there dormant not doing anything or nor causing harm ?

Can a thrombosis of right coronary artery just lie there dormant not doing anything or nor causing harm ?

RCA: The RCA supplies the right atrium and ventricle. A complete blockage will cause a major heart attack. A thrombosis is NOT a dormant situation. It is restricting flow. How much restriction guides therapy. At a minimum medical therapy would be necessary (aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) statins etc). ...Read more

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If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

If a body had a thrombosis of right coronary artery at post-mortem, is that a sign of a DEFINITE heart attack ?

See below: If the thrombus involved the right main coronary artery, that would be a sign of "heart attack". The person may have died suddenly, without usual symptoms of heart attack. ...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 are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

What are the causes of coronary artery blockage?

Several: There are a number of risk factors that lead to plaque in the coronary arteries which is the reason for the blockage. Some of these are smoking, high blood pressure, unhealthy diet, an abnormally high cholesterol, lack of exercise, and obesity. There are also hereditary factors. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are coronary artery anomalies, causes, & complications?

Please tell me what are coronary artery anomalies, causes, & complications?

Congenital disease: Thee are unusual ways the coronaries have developed. Most are benign. Some can be lethal, such as when one artery, like the lad, can course between the major artery trunks and can cause passing out, arrhythmia or death. See a cardiologist for help! ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are coronary artery anomalies, causes & complications?

Help please? I want to know what are coronary artery anomalies, causes & complications?

Congenital: They're errors of the coronary anatomy that you're born with. Most are benign. A few are potentially lethal. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more