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Cardiologist inserts a catheter into the right femoral artery

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If a cardiologist inserts a catheter into a patients right femoral artery, which arteries will the tube have to pass through in order to reach the entrance to the coronary artery?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  cssharma82 replied 7 years ago.

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The artery from the heart is known as aorta and it reaches and divides into arch of aorta and its three branches.

The descending aorta is known as thoracic aorta, abdominal aorta based on the location.The abdominal aorta further divides into right and left common iliac artery.

The common iliac artery divides into external iliac and internal iliac artery.The external iliac artery continue as the femoral artery.

So the tube passes from femoral artery to external iliac artery to common iliac artery to abdominal aorta to thoracic aorta to arch of aorta to cornory artery of the heart.

Please visit here for diagram:

diagram of arterial system

Let me know if you have any doubt.

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