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Contact: Les Lang
llang@med.unc.edu
919-966-9366
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Statins Block Triggers of Blood Clotting

Caption: In this image, blood clot formation in atherosclerotic blood vessels cuts off the blood supply. Triggers of blood clotting, such as tissue factor, are blocked by statins.

Credit: Nigel Mackman, Ph.D., UNC McAllister Heart Institute

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