He was found at autopsy to have severe hardening of his coronary arteries.
The third component of the average heart is the set of coronary arteries, the blood vessels that feed blood to the heart itself.
coronary artery n.
An artery with origin in the right aortic sinus; with distribution to the right side of the heart in the coronary sulcus, and with branches to the right atrium and ventricle, including the atrioventricular branches and posterior interventricular branch; right coronary artery.
An artery with its origin in the left aortic sinus; with distribution into two major branches, the anterior interventricular, which descends in the anterior interventricular sulcus, and the circumflex branch, which passes to the diaphragmatic surface of the left ventricle, and with the atrial, ventricular, and atrioventricular branches; left coronary artery.
|coronary artery |
Either of two arteries that originate in the aorta and supply blood to the muscular tissue of the heart.