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Where do coronary arteries empty their blood?

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 more

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Where do coronary arteries supply blood to?

Heart: The major ones are the left anterior descending (lad), left circumflex (lcx) and right coronary artery (rca). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the coronary arteries fill with blood?

Can you tell me how the coronary arteries fill with blood?

Yes: In diastole, mean coronary pressure falls below aortic diastolic pressure and blood follows this pressure gradient flowing from the aortic root into the coronary ostia where they are located. ...Read more

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Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

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 more

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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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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

Dr. L. Collins
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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. Thomas Fiala
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Cardiac (Definition)

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