The femoral arteries
, of which there are two in the body
, are large blood
vessels that bring blood and oxygen to lower limbs and to the pelvis
. They begin at the external iliac artery
, pass under the groin ligament
, and descend to the knee
, to the adductor magnus muscle
. The femoral artery is an extension of the aorta
and transforms into the popliteal artery below the knee. It is the preferred artery in which to place a catheter
during a coronary catheterization.
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Latest update on August 19, 2014 at 12:26 PM by christelle.b.