…..Answer: A heart attack (myocardial infarction, MI) happens when blood stops flowing to part of your heart.
Coronary artery disease (also called atherosclerosis) is a common cause of a heart attack. This is when deposits of fat and other substances build up in the inner lining of an artery. This build-up is called atheroma or plaque. If one of the plaques crack, a blood clot will form which can block the artery and cause a heart attack.
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