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Coronary moments: reflections on the impossible anastomosis

Jason J. Han Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Coronary artery bypass surgery The arteries of the heart are called coronary arteries, meaning “of a crown.” Like a crown, they course around and adorn the walls of the heart, keeping it alive with vital nutrients and oxygen.  When these arteries are blocked, the heart starves, causing crushing chest […]