What Is LCA and Its Function?

Q:
What is the left coronary artery and how does it work?
A:  
The left coronary artery, also called LCA, is one of the coronary capillaries. It comes from the aorta above the left cusp of the aortic valve and supplies blood to the left heart tissue.

Cut a long story short, its function is to deliver oxygenated blood, namely, the nutrients to all cells in heart. Also, it is known as the left main coronary artery (abbreviated LMCA) and the left main stem coronary artery (abbreviated LMS).

Keywords: left coronary artery.

 

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