coronary artery


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cor·o·nar·y ar·ter·y

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2. (obsolete) Synonym(s): left gastric artery

coronary artery

n.
Either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply blood to the muscular tissue of the heart.
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CORONARY ARTERIES

coronary artery

The right coronary artery, the left coronary artery, or their main branches. See: illustration
See also: artery

Coronary artery

The artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle itself.

Patient discussion about coronary artery

Q. my mother have stem replacement for a coronary artery oclusion is already 2 years she physically deteriorating since surgery why???? please help she does not have energy

A. I agree with Dagmar. It can be most likely caused by another occlusion or re-occlusion inside the heart blood vessels. Since that is a life-threatening case, I strongly suggest you to bring your mother into a hospital (for complete check up), or just call your cardiologist to have first treatment.

Meanwhile, that will be better if you have emergency oxygen (just in case you'll need it) with you.

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These risk factors play an important role not only in pathogenesis of disease but also have adverse effect on prognosis of coronary artery disease as they play an important role in progression of atherosclerotic disease process which is considered as main culprit in pathogenesis of coronary artery disease.
The severity of stenoses was calculated by using QCA, and the degree and range of coronary artery lesions were evaluated based on Gensini scores.
Collateral circulation is a key factor in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease.
Her echocardiography report showed a moderately large right coronary artery fistula opening into right ventricle and moderate tricuspid regurgitation.
(1.) Villa AD, Sammut E, Nair A, Rajani R, Bonamini R, Chiribiri A, Coronary artery anomalies overview: The normal and the abnormal.
Coronary artery anomalies: classification and electrocardiogram-gated multi-detector computed tomographic findings.
The most involved artery is LAD in almost 75% of the cases described, followed by right coronary artery (RCA) in 20% of the cases, and the left main coronary artery in 6 to 12% of cases whereas the circumflex artery participates in it less frequently [14, 15].
The technique used for surgical repair is influenced by the location of the ostium of the right coronary artery in the pulmonary artery [9, 13].
Coronary artery anomalies can cause angina pectoris via both atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic effects.
Kunt et al., "Coronary artery anomalies in adult patients," Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, vol.
In the proposed method, after the extraction of the coronary artery curve of the centerline image, the next step was to select the optimal plane for the projection of the curve.
Caption: In coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG), a surgeon takes a blood vessel from another part of the body--often a vein from the leg--and attaches or grafts it to the heart above and below the blocked portion of the coronary artery.

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