18.10A: The Aorta and Its Branches - Medicine LibreTexts
WebJan 17, 2023 · Ascending Aorta: The aorta has three parts: the ascending, the arch and the descending. The ascending aorta has two small branches, the left and right coronary arteries. These arteries provide blood to the heart muscle, and their blockage is the cause myocardial infarctions or heart attacks.
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