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What generally causes ischemia?

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Dr. Andrew Chung
Cardiology 27 years experience
Atherosclerosis: The formation of the atheromatous plaque, which comprises of a lipid laden core covered by a fibrous cap, is the pathophysiological hallmark of atherosclerosis. It is the acute rupture of such plaques that results in a clot (thrombus) that results in ischemia, which simply means inadequate blood flow.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Several: Obstruction clot- thrombosis embolism venous outflow obstruction tourniquet compression.

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