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Where Do Coronary Arteries Empty Their Blood
Heart Muscle: The coronary arteries arise from the aorta and course over the surface of the heart. They supply blood to the heart muscle with nutrients and terminate in small connections called capillaries with heart veins. The health of these vessels is very important. If they become "clogged" with cholesterol plaque then the blood suppy to the heart is reduced leading to chest pain and heart attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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