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Can you explain the metabolic mechanisms that take place during coronary artery blockage?

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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

A coronary artery blockage of myocardial infarction (heart attack) occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque ruptures losing its fibrous cap and lipid core thereby exposing type-4 collagen which is very prothrombotic (clot promoting).
It is the blood clot forming at the ruptured plaque that shuts down the coronary artery.

In brief: Yes

A coronary artery blockage of myocardial infarction (heart attack) occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque ruptures losing its fibrous cap and lipid core thereby exposing type-4 collagen which is very prothrombotic (clot promoting).
It is the blood clot forming at the ruptured plaque that shuts down the coronary artery.
Dr. Andrew Chung
Dr. Andrew Chung
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Dr. Franklin Schneider
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Short answer....

Cholesterol and fat damage the lining of the blood vessel, and cause vessel injury and inflammation manifest as a blockage.
Cholesterol lowering, especial statin medications help stop this process. Hope that helps.

In brief: Short answer....

Cholesterol and fat damage the lining of the blood vessel, and cause vessel injury and inflammation manifest as a blockage.
Cholesterol lowering, especial statin medications help stop this process. Hope that helps.
Dr. Franklin Schneider
Dr. Franklin Schneider
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