The arteries are major blood vessels connected to your heart.

  • The pulmonary artery carries blood from the right side of the heart to the lungs to pick up a fresh supply of oxygen.
  • The aorta is the main artery that carries oxygen-rich blood from the left side of the heart to the body.
  • The coronary arteries are the other important arteries attached to the heart. They carry oxygen-rich blood from the aorta to the heart muscle, which must have its own blood supply to function.

Source: NHLBI (NIH)1

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Arteries: The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.2


Types may include:3

Types of Artery:

  • Abdominal Aorta Branch
  • Alveolar Artery
  • Anterior Carpal Artery
  • Anterior Meningeal Artery
  • Anterior Tibial Artery
  • Anterior Tibial Artery Branch
  • Aortic Arch Branch
  • Ascending Aorta Branch
  • Auricular Artery
  • Axillary Artery
  • Axillary Artery Branch
  • Brachial Artery
  • Brachial Artery Branch
  • Buccal Artery
  • Carotid Artery
  • Cervical Artery
  • Common Carotid Artery Branch
  • Common Femoral Artery Branch
  • Common Iliac Artery Branch
  • Common Palmar Digital Artery
  • Deep Femoral Artery Branch
  • Dorsalis Pedis Artery
  • Dorsalis Pedis Artery Branch
  • Dorsal Metacarpal Artery
  • Dorsal Nasal Artery
  • Ethmoidal Artery
  • External Carotid Artery Branch
  • External Iliac Artery Branch
  • External Plantar Artery
  • Femoral Artery
  • Femoral Artery Branch
  • Frontal Artery
  • Gastroepiploic Artery
  • Inferior Mesenteric Artery Branch
  • Inferior Rectal Artery
  • Inferior Vesical Artery
  • Infraorbital Artery
  • Innominate Artery Branch
  • Intercostal Artery Branch
  • Interlobular Artery
  • Internal Iliac Artery Branch
  • Internal Mammary Artery
  • Internal Plantar Artery
  • Intracranial Artery
  • Labial Artery
  • Lacrimal Artery
  • Lateral Thoracic Artery
  • Left Atrioventricular Artery
  • Masseteric Artery
  • Maxillary Artery
  • Medial Plantar Artery
  • Medial Tarsal Artery
  • Median Artery
  • Mental Artery
  • Middle Colic Artery
  • Perineal Artery
  • Popliteal Artery
  • Popliteal Artery Branch
  • Posterior Tibial Artery
  • Posterior Tibial Artery Branch
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Pulmonary Artery Branch
  • Radial Artery
  • Retinal Artery
  • Spiral Artery
  • Splenic Trabecular Artery
  • Straight Artery
  • Subclavian Artery
  • Sublingual Artery
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Branch
  • Superior Vesical Artery
  • Thoracic Aorta Branch
  • Thoracodorsal Artery
  • Thyroid Artery
  • Tibial Artery
  • Transverse Facial Artery
  • Ulnar Artery
  • Ulnar Artery Branch

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  1. Source: NHLBI (NIH): health/ health-topics/ topics/ chd/ heartworks
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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