May 20, 2014 by Bob Livingston
Collateral circulation is a very important concept but it is little known by the average heart patient. In this instance, it has to do with the heart and its ability to create different pathways for blood flow. I am sure all cardiologists and heart surgeons are very familiar with this natural phenomenon.
There are many signals or symptoms of a heart going into a heart attack or a heart not getting enough blood and oxygen causing the symptom of heart pain as well as other symptoms. If one survives a heart attack or just symptoms of a heart attack and is able to live for a short time, the heart begins a natural process of building collateral arteries around a closed off artery, even restoring full blood supply around a blocked artery.
This is all a miraculous natural process that achieves full recovery for occluded arteries. It is so complete in establishing recovery that the body doesn’t know the difference.
There is no need to rush into open heart bypass surgery as cardiologists and surgeons are wont to do. It is up to the patient to decide whether he/she wants to give collateral circulation time for the natural healing process to work.