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Is atherosclerosis from fatty deposit build up? How do chunks break off?
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Dr. Robert Vorhies
Surgery - Vascular
In brief: Plaque rupture
Atherosclerosis is deposition of cholesterol within the wall if the artery.
When it becomes large enough it can break though the surface and release small particles into the blood stream. These particles travel into the next organ in line (brain:stroke) (heart : mi) and can cause the whole artery to thrombose.

In brief: Plaque rupture
Atherosclerosis is deposition of cholesterol within the wall if the artery.
When it becomes large enough it can break though the surface and release small particles into the blood stream. These particles travel into the next organ in line (brain:stroke) (heart : mi) and can cause the whole artery to thrombose.
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