Coronary arteries are blood vessels that provide
oxygen-rich blood and other nutrients to the heart muscle. The coronary
arteries attach to and wrap around the heart's surface.
coronary artery branches off into smaller arteries. The most prominent ones are
Left anterior descending artery, which supplies
blood to the front of the heart.
Left circumflex artery, which
encircles the heart muscle, supplying blood to the back of the heart.
The right coronary artery supplies the back of the heart. The right marginal branch usually extends from the right
coronary artery and supplies blood to the lower right side of the heart.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerStephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort, MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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