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Thrombus

An aggregation of blood factors, primarily platelets and fibrin with entrapment of cellular elements, frequently causing vascular obstruction at the point of formation.


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Diabetes Raises the Risk of Thrombosis in Atheromatous Coronary Arteries

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Moreno PR, Murcia AM, Palacios IF, et al. Coronary composition and macrophage infiltration in atherectomy specimens from patients with diabetes mellitus. Circulation. 2000;102:2180-2184. Lipid-rich, inflamed atherosclerotic lesions are associated with plaque rupture and thrombosis, which are the most important causes of death in patients with diabetes mellitus.



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