Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) Due to Blood Clots

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This medical exhibit pictures an anterior (front) view of the heart and coronary arteries. A second illustration displays an enlarged cut-away view of a normal left anterior descending coronary artery showing a normal, clear lumen. A third and final graphic displays the same enlargement with blood clot partially occluding the lumen of the vessel, reducing blood flow. Colored arrows and labels identify normal blood flow and flow blocked by blood clot.

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