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Dearborn, MI
A 36-year-old male asked:

What would cause the plaque in heart arteries to suddenly rupture then form a clot then cause a heart attack? what are the reasons behind rupturing? thank you.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Nidal Hasan
Endocrinology 28 years experience
It is fluffy : The plaque is fluffy and unstable and it can be sheared by the blood flow . Statins will help stabilize it .
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