A member 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.

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Dr. Nidal Hasan answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

The plaque is fluffy and unstable and it can be sheared by the blood flow . Statins will help stabilize it .

Answered Feb 28, 2016



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