Heart With Muscle Damage and a Blocked Artery
Figure A is an overview of a heart and coronary artery showing damage (dead heart muscle) caused by a heart attack.
Figure B is a cross-section of the coronary artery with plaque buildup and a blood clot resulting from plaque rupture.
More info on heart disease in women: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hdw
More info on heart attack: www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/heartattack
Credit: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health