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Coronary Atherosclerosis : Plaque Rupture & Mural Thrombus

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Complete occlusion of the left anterior descending branch caused by a mural thrombus following plaque rupture. This 68 y/o male with history of ischemic heart disease died suddenly. The lumen of the LAD coronary artery was nearly completely blocked over a 1.0 cm segment (same case as the previous image).

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