coronary artery


Definition of coronary artery

: either of two arteries that arise one from the left and one from the right side of the aorta immediately above the semilunar valves and supply the tissues of the heart itself

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With coronary artery disease, plaque builds up and narrows the arteries, and in turn, interferes with blood flow to the heart, as the Mayo Clinic explains. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Healthy, Experienced Runner Had a Heart Attack During the New York City Marathon," 10 Dec. 2018 This led to a prospective study in 2004 examining whether fasting (mostly for religious purposes) influenced coronary artery disease. SELF, "What You Need to Know Before Trying Intermittent Fasting," 7 Nov. 2018 Some of these SNPs are meaningful for our health, signaling risk for conditions like coronary artery diseases. Brian Resnick, Vox, "What Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test can and can’t teach us about ancestry," 15 Oct. 2018 Per the outlet, coronary artery disease was identified as a significant condition in his death. Mariah Haas, Fox News, "Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul's cause of death revealed," 27 Aug. 2018 The life-threatening kind is most often linked with pre-existing heart conditions like coronary artery disease (which happens when your arteries become clogged), having an enlarged heart, or having a heart attack. Korin Miller, SELF, "Think You Know How to Do CPR? You Might Be Wrong," 31 May 2018 My brother returned from a calcium scan of his heart a few years ago with the happy news that his coronary arteries were free of hardened plaque that could suggest serious underlying heart disease. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan," 2 Apr. 2018 The plan is to infuse mitochondria or a placebo solution into the coronary arteries of people having bypass surgery or — an even more dire situation for the heart — having both bypass and valve surgery. New York Times, "Dying Organs Restored to Life in Novel Experiments," 10 July 2018 The development of coronary care units promises a profound change in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Daniel C. Schlenoff, Scientific American, "“Foul Treachery” of Trotsky and Lenin in 1918; Phineas Gage’s Brain in 1868," 13 July 2018

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1741, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of coronary artery

: either of two arteries that arise one from the left and one from the right side of the aorta immediately above the semilunar valves and supply the tissues of the heart itself

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