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What does it mean when your heart created it's own bypass?

I went in for a heart cath and my right artery is 100% blocked, but the left side created a bypass for the blood supply and oxygen. I'm just in awe.
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MAY I ASK YOUR AGE?
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LOOK FOR ANSWERS ON A GOOGLE SEARCH. I HAVE A FRIEND THAT HAS GROWN NEW VEINS THAT BY PASSED A BLOCKAGE BUT I HEARD THAT HAPPENS AS YOU GET OLDER. ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO EXPLAIN. THERE IS ALSO A DRUG THAT THEY GAVE MY FRIEND THAT HELPS MAKE NEW VEINS TO REROUTE BLOOD FLOW TO NEEDED AREAS. I HOPE THIS HELPS . GOOD LUCK
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Hi Turbo,

those natural bypasses are called collateral arteries.
Collateral circulation in the heart tissue can bypass a blockage in a main artery and supply enough oxygenated blood to enable the cardiac tissue to survive.
In time, those collaterals can grow in diameter and then (almost) fully restore the blood supply to the part of the heart that was earlier cutt off by the blockage.
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