Thrombi in Acute Coronary Syndromes


Over the past 35 years, the view has evolved that the acute coronary syndromes, ie, unstable angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and sudden death, are caused by plaque rupture and formation of a platelet thrombus. There is at least a transient total or subtotal coronary occlusion in all cases of acute myocardial infarction. Q-wave infarcts are thought… (More)