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This is when the atheroma breaks through the lining (endothelium).
It forms a rough surface which interrupts the smooth flow of blood.
This may result in a blood clot (thrombus).
This can cause a complete blockage, or become dislodged and block a
blood vessel elsewhere.
Atheroma plaques damage and weaken arteries; they also narrow
arteries, increasing blood pressure.…read more


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