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Home > Fitness & Health > Health Library > The heart and the coronary arteries
Coronary arteries are blood vessels that provide oxygen-rich blood and other nutrients to the heart muscle. The coronary arteries attach to and wrap around the heart's surface.
The left coronary artery branches off into smaller arteries. The most prominent ones are the:
The right coronary artery supplies the back of the heart. The right marginal branch usually extends from the right coronary artery and supplies blood to the lower right side of the heart.
Current as of:
April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, ElectrophysiologyAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineStephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
Current as of: April 29, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Stephen Fort MD, MRCP, FRCPC - Interventional Cardiology
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