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Doctor insights on: Coronary Collateral Circulation

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How unusual is cardiac collateral circulation?

How unusual is cardiac collateral circulation?

It's usual: It is very usual. In fact, it develops when main arterial flow is compromised by the developing clolesterol plaques. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Circulation (Definition)

1.Movement to and fro or around something, esp. That of fluid in a closed system. 2.The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart. Compliments ...Read more


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How unusual is cardiac collateral circulation that supplies the heart?

How unusual is cardiac collateral circulation that supplies the heart?

Quite common: Collateral circulation is quite common in people who have progressive development of coronary artery narrowing. Several examples of collateral circulation are normal consequences of the native coronary circulation. ...Read more

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What is porto-systemic collateral circulation?

What is porto-systemic collateral circulation?

Abnormal: It is the type of circulation that develops as a result of a compromised blood flow through the portal vein that passes through the liver secondary to scarring of the liver caused by perpetual inflammation. This condition is known as liver cirrhosis, which usually develops as an end stage of the inflammatory process. ...Read more

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What is collateral circulation?

What is collateral circulation?

Accessory pathways: Collateral circulation is a term used to describe alternative pathways of blood flow that become prominent when a main vessel is blocked. These smaller vessels exist in everyone but are usually very small if the normal pathway is open. Some areas of the body have more secondary branches to provide collateral circulation than others. ...Read more

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What does collateral circulation mean?

What does collateral circulation mean?

Accessory pathways: Collateral circulation is a term used to describe alternative pathways of blood flow that become prominent when a main vessel is blocked. These smaller vessels exist in everyone but are usually very small if the normal pathway is open. Some areas of the body have more secondary branches to provide collateral circulation than others. ...Read more

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Why do some people's bodies create very efficient collateral circulation in heart issues such as coarctation? What are factors for success?

Why do some people's bodies create very efficient collateral circulation in heart issues such as coarctation? What are factors for success?

At birth: Great question! you're either born with the potential for collaterals or you're not. You cannot do anything yourself to make them appear. When a vessel becomes obstructed, the hydrostatic pressure that occurs from the "backup" opens the collaterals if they're present. Thus the expression, "your anatomy determines your destiny.". ...Read more

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What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

What kind of drugs are used to dissolve blood clots in coronary circulation?

Drugs: The drugs we use to dissolve clots in the coronary circulation are called thrombolytics. There are several choices in this family that are effective. ...Read more

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Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Is there blood circulation in the coronary arteries?

Yes, except: Yes, except in areas of infarction where the myocardial cells have died. Infarcted myocardium is dead heart tissue. This is usually the result of a myocardium infarction, mi, or heart attack. The purpose of a cardiac intervention: balloon angioplasty or stent, is to save this tissue before the process becomes irreversible. ...Read more

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What is the name of the simulated cardiac circulation machine?

What is the name of the simulated cardiac circulation machine?

Question: your question isn't particularly clear, do you mean heart-lung machine? Artificial heart? Enhanced external counter pulsation machine, something else? ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more