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The clots that occlude arteries are composed primarily of platelets and fibrin, an altered form of fibrinogen.
However, a newly established body of evidence indicates that the vast majority of heart attacks are triggered by complex vulnerable lesions -- vulnerable plaque -- that suddenly rupture, causing blood to clot and occlude the artery.
If left untreated, the graft or fistula will occlude, and the patient will be unable to undergo hemodialysis treatment.