Instantaneous recruitment of reversed coronary collaterals that had been dormant for six years

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1992 Jun;26(2):148-51. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810260215.


We report a case of instantaneous recruitment of reversed coronary collaterals 6 years after their disappearance with recanalization of the recipient vessel. Coronary collaterals can provide flow in both directions and remain immediately recruitable for years in case of occlusion of either vessel involved.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angina Pectoris / diagnostic imaging*
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Collateral Circulation / physiology*
  • Coronary Angiography*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy