Coronary artery disease

Category B - full version without watermark 720x576 (check terms and conditions at www.teledesign.de) The embed version with watermark is free of charge. - Description on demand: In atherosclerosis so called plaques form on the walls of the blood vessels. These are deposits consisting of fat and cellular debris that increasingly narrow the vessel over time. If these plaques tear, a thrombus develops at the site of the disruption, which might detach and lead to a thrombosis. If the blocked vessel is a coronary artery, the area that is no longer supplied with blood, is cut off from oxygen- and energy supply -- a heart attack occurs.