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Atherosclerosis
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Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammation of the blood vessels, can lead to a blocked coronary artery and heart attack (myocardial infarction). The formation of plaque with the blood vessel wall and the resulting plaque rupture, leading to a blockage in the artery and death of a portion of the heart muslce, is depicted.

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Last Updated: Jul 11th, 2017

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