Heart Attack by Rupture

The majority of videos and sites I looked at about heart attacks discussed a heart attack occuring when an artery was clogged by the build up of plaque.  This generally happened either by a complete block by the plaque itself, or by cells getting caught on some plaque and those building up.  The heart attack described in this video happens in mostly the same fashion, however it was a little bit different in that rather than plaque just building up overtime, there is a bit of plaque build up on one wall of the artery which at some point ruptures and the plaque rushes out of the rupture and quickly fills up the artery, blocking all flow.  It would be interesting to look at how the initial conditions of the artery and amount of plaque play a role in determining in what manner a blockage will occur or even if the plaque will build up enough to cause an attack.

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