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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This can lead to blockage of coronary arteries and ultimately heart attacks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Heart disease is the price of becoming human, UCSD study finds," 22 July 2019 The most common problem with the circulatory system today is coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease). Svenja Lohner, Scientific American, "Build a Blood-Flow Model," 15 Aug. 2019 Congestive heart failure can occur gradually over time, as a result of a variety of factors such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease or the fallout from heart attacks. John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Researchers hoped these drugs could reverse heart failure. Instead, patients' risk of death rose.," 18 July 2019 Not long before the operation, doctors had to insert a stent to keep a coronary artery open, something that normally would have put him on blood thinners for six months and precluded surgery. Lenny Bernstein, Washington Post, "Her obstetrician father brought her into the world. Last month, she saved his life.," 6 Jan. 2018 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

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First Known Use of coronary artery

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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