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I'd just look up atherosclerosis on Google to be honest. To state the basic steps in a straightforward fashion: damage of the surface endothelium, entry and oxidation of cholesterol particles and possibly other circulating junk, entrance of macrophages due to immune signaling, necrosis of extravasated macrophages, structural weakness, breaking of the endothelium, thrombosis, infarction, death of whatever was getting the blood flow distally.

There a lot of knobs at each step but that's basically it.

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