Coronary Circulation


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Coronary Circulation
Coronary CirculationThe blood supply to the heart is known as the coronary circulation. Because heart muscle requires a blood supply in order to be able to provide blood to the rest of the body, this system, which is relatively small by blood volume, provides a very important function. Approximately, one-third of people in the countries of the western world die as a result of coronary artery disease. Almost all elderly people have some impairment of the coronary circulation.The resting coronary blood flow in humans is around 225 mL/min, which is a bit less than 5% of cardiac output. During strenuous exercise, cardiac output in young healthy people increases four- to seven-fold. Because the heart also provides this increased flow at a…
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Lee Waite, Ph.D., P.E.; Jerry Fine, Ph.D.: Applied Biofluid Mechanics, Second Edition. Coronary Circulation, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017), AccessEngineering Export