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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


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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