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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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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 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 the location of the coronary arteries?

What is the location of the coronary arteries?

Picture this: The coronary arteries branch off from the walls of the aorta, and dive down into the outer layer of the heart mucle. On the left side, the left main artery branches into the left anterior decending (lad), which runs down the front wall of the heart, and the circumflex, which runs around the lateral wall. On the right, the right coronary artery runs along the bottom wall of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the importance of the coronary arteries?

What is the importance of the coronary arteries?

blood to heart: The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle itself. There are usually 3 - the left anterior descending, circumflex, and right coronary. Closure or blockage of one of these main arteries, or a branch vessel, from cholesterol or a clot, causes a heart attack or angina (chest pain). ...Read more

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What is the heart valve in back of the heart called?

What is the heart valve in back of the heart called?

Mitral valve: The mitral valve is the most posterior and also the most leftward of the four heart valves. http://www.vhlab.umn.edu/atlas/anatutorial/anatutorial5.shtml. ...Read more

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What is the function of coronary arteries?

What is the function of coronary arteries?

Supply Blood 2 Heart: Blockages in the coronary arteries result in heart attacks. ...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 is ischemia of the heart in men?

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What is ischemia of the heart in men?

Decreased: Blood flow to heart muscle usually due to a coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

What part of the heart would receive less blood if the were a blockage in the left main coronary artery?

Left main: most of the blood to the left ventricle passes thru the left main. That is why it is such a serious lesion. ...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 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 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 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 is the quantity of blood in a heart valve?

What is the quantity of blood in a heart valve?

No blood: A heart valve itself not not contain blood, it is made out of fibrous tissue. The valve opens and closes to let the blood move from one compartment of the heart into another in a one way direction. ...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 is the purpose of the natural openings in the coronary arteries?

What is the purpose of the natural openings in the coronary arteries?

Blood flow: The coronary arteris originate with an os or opening which directs blood from the aorta into the coronaries and then into capillaries to provide the heart muscle with blood. ...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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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