The coronary arteries are two arteries arising from the aorta that arch down over the top of the heart and branch out in additional arteries that provide blood to the heart muscle.
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- What are coronary arteries?
How do arteries become blocked?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe arteries can become blocked through a build up of plaque on the insides of the arteries, resulting in coronary artery disease, or CAD. Watch this animation to see how this can happen.
Can an interventional radiologist treat my chest pain?
Society of Interventional Radiology answeredInterventional radiologists do not treat angina; treatment is done by interventional cardiologists. Interventional radiologists treat similar problems in the legs, carotid arteries, renal arteries and other areas of the body.
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