What is meant by a two vessel disease?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Question: What is a 2 vessel disease - right coronary problem?

For the heart to contract the chambers have to be filled with blood and the muscles gently stretched - if the heart is underfilled the pumping function is insufficient.

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Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It means that two of coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir,

There are two main coronary arteries, right coronary artery and left coronary artery, left coronary artery divided into two arteries, left anterior descending artery and circumflex artery. Arteries are located on the heart muscle, they run on the heart muscle, divide into smaller branches and they supply blood to the heart muscle, as heart muscle can't use blood and oxygen from the heart chamber.
When we say that there is two vessel disease, we mean, that two of arteries are narrowed or blocked.
There is no influence on the chamber filling, it is just about coronary arteries.

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