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Progressive build-up of plaque in coronary artery

Progressive build-up of plaque in coronary artery

Overview

Plaque may build-up in a coronary artery at the site of a tear in the lining of the vessel.

Review Date 7/30/2020

Updated by: Thomas S. Metkus, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.