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If you have a predisposition to early heart disease, would it mean you have a tendency to have smaller sized plaque or large fluffier sized? 

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Dr. John Bucek
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In brief: Varies

There are many factors that determine where and when an artery gets blocked.
Some heart attacks happen when a small smooth plaque cracks open and a blood clot forms. Flow is fine one second and blocked the next. Some blockages happen gradually when a plaque gets thick and slowly blocks an artery over time. The tendency to have heart disease could come from cholesterol type, or other factors.

In brief: Varies

There are many factors that determine where and when an artery gets blocked.
Some heart attacks happen when a small smooth plaque cracks open and a blood clot forms. Flow is fine one second and blocked the next. Some blockages happen gradually when a plaque gets thick and slowly blocks an artery over time. The tendency to have heart disease could come from cholesterol type, or other factors.
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