coronary artery


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coronary artery

[′kär·ə‚ner·ē ′ärd·ə·rē]
(anatomy)
Either of two arteries arising in the aortic sinuses that supply the heart tissue with blood.
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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.
Conclusion: This study suggests that IL-6-592G>C polymorphism is correlated with the risk of coronary artery disease.
In the second case, the right coronary artery was originating from the left aortic sinus from its mid portion and emerged on the sternocostal surface by passing between ascending aorta and pulmonary trunk, reached the atrioventricular sulcus and had a normal course thereafter.
The angiogram revealed a dominant, normal but aberrant Right Coronary Artery which arose from the back of the Left Coronary Cusp (Figure-1 and 2).
Coronary artery aneurysms occur more frequently than previously realized and are seen in approximately 1.
In patients with anomalous left coronary artery originating from the pulmonary artery, the time of clinical signs and symptoms varies.
While right coronary artery (RCA) proceeded in its regular pathway, circumflex artery (Cx) was observed as it reached the posterior region of the heart after passing around the posterior side of the superior vena cava and it gave off well-developed first diagonal artery.
Scientists have been uncertain about the relative contributions of treatment and basic prevention - preventing the development of the disease rather than its recurrence - to the drop in deaths from coronary artery disease.
Coronary artery disease is caused by fatty lesions that narrow the coronary artery's inside diameter (stenosis), consequently reducing the blood flow and depriving the heart muscle of oxygen.
EXCEL is a prospective, multi-centre, randomised trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the XIENCE PRIME/XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent Systems, compared to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), or surgery, in select patients with unprotected left main coronary artery disease.

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