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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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 Gnaidek, who has lost 80 pounds through diet and exercise after being diagnosed with coronary artery disease last year, now walks three miles a day and is scheduled to follow up with cardiac rehabilitation. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Want to be a superhero? Know that CPR and AEDs save more lives than capes and masks," 29 June 2018 Emergency rescuers helicoptered Cargo to a hospital, and doctors inserted a stent into his coronary artery. Matt Maynard, Outside Online, "Setting a Speed Record from Patagonia to Alaska," 25 June 2018 The woman suffered what appeared to be a heart attack but which was the often-fatal spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Lynn Petrak,, "Petrak: La Grange firefighters honored for using CPR, defibrillator to save woman's life," 20 Apr. 2018 The data showed that people who weren’t married were at a 42% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 16% higher risk of developing coronary artery disease compared to married people. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "How Marriage Can Actually Protect Your Heart Health," 19 June 2018 These reports have found that people who drink moderate amounts of alcohol were less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease. Karen Kaplan,, "Ties between researchers and alcohol producers prompt NIH to shut down study of moderate drinking," 15 June 2018 It was discovered that two of his coronary arteries were exhibiting 99% blockage, so jammed that his heart quit. Alex Prewitt,, "Vegas Goalie Coach Dave Prior Is Lucky to Be Alive and Still Chasing His First Stanley Cup," 31 May 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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