This artery branches off from the aorta and carries oxygenated blood to the muscles of the heart. The function of the heart is complex. Each and every part of the heart has various roles.
Arteries are the main blood vessels that carry and transport oxygenated blood or oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. They are the strongest blood vessels with thicker walls and are muscular in nature. It consists of three distinct layers, which are rigid, thicker and highly muscular. Arteries are located deep within the body and are red in colour. These blood vessels are with high pressure and move in a downward direction from the heart to the body tissues.