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Coronary Atherosclerosis : Complex Plaque

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Complex atheromatous plaque in the right coronary artery of a 70 y/o male. The fibrous cap region has undergone successive cycles of damage followed by repair in this complex atherosclerotic plaque. The patient had history of recurrent myocardial infarctions. The smooth muscle cells from the media play an important role in repairing damage. Image copyright: pathorama.ch.

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