coronary collateralization

coronary collateralization

the spontaneous development of new blood vessels in or around areas of restricted blood flow to the heart muscle.
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Clinical and angiographic features associated with coronary collateralization in stable angina patients with chronic total occlusion.
Among others, demographic and baseline characteristics such as male gender, prior statin usage, and elevated levels of hs-CRP are associated with development of coronary collateralization, and might help to determine their presence.