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Does the Left Anterior Descending Artery tend to get more plaqued up than the other major heart arteries?

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Yes, and THANK YOU ! QUESTION: Does the Left Anterior Descending Artery tend to get more plaqued up than
the other major heart arteries ?

XXXXX
Posted Fri, 26 Jul 2013 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
 
 
Answered by Dr. Jorge Brenes-Salazar 1 hour later
Dear XXXXX

thanks for your query.Indeed if they ever ask you a medical jeopardy question the left anterior descendant is the most commonly affected epicardial artery by coronary disease, obstructive or non obstructive. It supplies the major proportion of the heart and it is no coincidence for it to be called the widow maker

truly yours

Dr Brenes Salazar
Cardiology
Mayo Clinic MN
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