Plaque begins to build up
Plaque results from fat, cholesterol, and other substances found in your blood.
Platelets collect to repair the damage where the plaque burst
Your platelets reacted as if you were injured and formed a blood clot.
Blood cannot get past the clot to flow to the heart
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The blood clot decreased or blocked the blood flow to your heart. This may have caused your heart attack.
See how your heart attack may have been treated in the hospital.