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how long does it take to build natural collateral arteries?
This question was asked before, but the answer did not say HOW LONG it takes, with proper exercise?  So how long does it take, on average???  Thank you.


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Firstly you don't 'build' collateral arteries, you are born with them. What happens in many people is that then 'open' when required. It is believed they are opened due to pressure differentials across the coronary arteries. This means they would open gradually as a blockage gradually grows. It also means that they could instantly open when a Heart attack occurs. So there is no set time involved, or average. This is how the therapy of EECP works. It tricks the collaterals into opening by affecting the pressure in the coronary arteries, using cuffs to restrict flow into the legs just at the right time.
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Thank you for taking the time to explain this for me!  Oneterryp.
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