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The beating heart, like other muscles, needs oxygen and other nutrients to provide energy for its work. The "coronary arteries" are the vessels which bring the blood to the heart muscle. Blockages of these vessels are the number one cause of death in our society. Read on to learn more about these important vessels.

ęCOPY;1997 HeartPoint    Updated July 1997

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