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Section II.c

Introduction Mural thrombus formation may be the consequence either of the spontaneous disruption of an atherosclerotic plaque or of an endothelial denudation following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with or without stent implantation. An acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is usually the clinical manifestation of spontaneous plaque disruption, and endothelial denudation during PCI may lead to acute or subacute stent thrombosis or to distal embolization.