Coronary artery

The Coronary system is responsible for the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle itself. The system originates from the Aorta, and the main Coronary arteries are: Left Main )LM), Left Anterior Descending )LAD), Circumflex (CX) and Right Coronary Artery (RCA).

Different arteries supply blood to different areas of the heart.

The coronary system is more strongly exposed to the development of Atherosclerosis compared with other arterial systems and this fact explains the enormous incidence of Ischemic heart disease.