The third component of the average heart is the set of coronary arteries, the blood vessels that feed blood to the heart itself.
He was found at autopsy to have severe hardening of his coronary arteries.
Except for symptoms on the part of the heart there is no way to make the diagnosis of sclerosis of the coronary arteries.
In these cases the coronary arteries share in the generalized arteriosclerotic process.
The coronary arteries, at their origin from the aorta, and a considerable distance beyond, were ossified.
In many cases sclerosis of the coronary arteries as a part of general arteriosclerosis has been found.
In such cases the anastomosis between branches of the coronary arteries is unusually free.
Here, at the root of the aorta, are the openings of the coronary arteries and the arteries supplying the brain are close by.
Its surface, especially along the course of the branches of the coronary arteries, was whitened by coagulated lymph.
A term applied to vessels and nerves which encircle parts, as the coronary arteries of the heart.
coronary artery n.
An artery with origin in the right aortic sinus; with distribution to the right side of the heart in the coronary sulcus, and with branches to the right atrium and ventricle, including the atrioventricular branches and posterior interventricular branch; right coronary artery.
An artery with its origin in the left aortic sinus; with distribution into two major branches, the anterior interventricular, which descends in the anterior interventricular sulcus, and the circumflex branch, which passes to the diaphragmatic surface of the left ventricle, and with the atrial, ventricular, and atrioventricular branches; left coronary artery.
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Either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply blood to the muscular tissue of the heart.