‘Bad’ cholesterol, otherwise known as low-density lipoprotein (LDL), travels within the blood and then settles onto the artery’s wall. When plaques of LDL form, the artery narrows, forcing the heart to work harder to pump blood around the body.
When clumps of LDL cholesterol stick to the arteries, an abrasion may take place.
If the plaque rips off the artery wall to continue circulating in the blood once more, it’s likely there’ll be damage.
Blood clotting cells then speed along to place a protective layer over the damaged artery wall.
Source Daily Express :: Health Feed