Subclavian artery

The subclavian artery is an expression used to refer to either of two arteries that supply oxygenated blood to the neck and arms.

They are:

  • the right subclavian artery , which branches from the innominate artery opposite the right sterno-clavicular articulation, and
  • the left subclavian artery, which arises from the aortic arch.

For a diagram of the position of the subclavian artery in relation to the positions of other major veins and arteries, see systemic circulation.

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Pathophysiology of Blood Disorders The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook Heart Healthy Smart Recipes - Smart Eating for Heart Health

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