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Small amounts of plaque deposited in the coronary arteries can lead to sudden heart attacks in otherwise well individuals. People investigated for coronary artery disease who have been cleared due to patent arteries are still at a high risk of a coronary event from weakening of the arterial wall forming an aneurysm due to the plaque. The weakening of the muscular tube leads to rupture of the artery and a resultant myocardial infarction.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Hindu
About: Aneurysms cause sudden heart death
Date: 23 October 2005
Source: The Hindu
Author: R. Sujatha
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