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Is a blocked coronary artery and and a blocked coronary vessel the same thing?
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Dr. Maureen Mays
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In brief: Essentially yes.
A blood vessel could be either an artery or a vein.
Blocked coronary vessels are, essentially always arteries, as atherosclerosis occurs in the middle layer of an artery (that the veins don't have). So, all arteries are vessels, but not all vessels are arteries.

In brief: Essentially yes.
A blood vessel could be either an artery or a vein.
Blocked coronary vessels are, essentially always arteries, as atherosclerosis occurs in the middle layer of an artery (that the veins don't have). So, all arteries are vessels, but not all vessels are arteries.
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