Vascular endothelial growth factor is required for coronary collateral growth in the rat.


BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to determine whether the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is critical for coronary collateral growth. Previous studies have provided an association between coronary collateral growth and VEGF, but none have allowed determination of a causal role. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured coronary… (More)


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