Coronary thrombosis

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Coronary thrombosis
Classification and external resources
Specialty cardiology
ICD-10 I24.0
ICD-9-CM 414.8
MeSH D003328

Coronary thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel of the heart. This blood clot restricts blood flow within the heart. It is associated with narrowing of blood vessels subsequent to clotting.[1] The condition is considered as a type of ischaemic heart disease.

Thrombosis in the heart can lead to a myocardial infarction.[2] Coronary thrombosis and myocardial infarction are sometimes used as synonyms, although this is technically inaccurate as the thrombosis refers to the blocking of blood vessels, while the infarction refers to the tissue death due to the consequent loss of blood flow to the heart tissue. The heart contains many connecting blood vessels, and depending upon the location of the thrombosis, the infarction may cause no symptoms.

Coronary thrombosis can be a complication associated with drug-eluting stents.[3]

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