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Does ischemia or thrombosis cause myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Ischemia vs MI: Cholesterol plaque develops in the heart arteries. Progressive narrowing - usually greater than 70% - can lead to lack of blood flow to the heart muscle during exercise or rest and causes angina or ischemia. Myocardial infarction is due to the rupture of a plaque which causes a blood clot to form (thrombosis) in the artery blocking blood flow to that area of the heart muscle which then dies.
Answered on Oct 9, 2018
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