Figure 2: Coronary plaque rupture and erosion with thrombi. Large necrotic core and disrupted thin fibrous cap is accompanied by thrombus formation in ruptured plaque. Eroded plaque has superficial injury of SMC-rich atherosclerotic lesion with thrombus formation. Both thrombi comprise platelets and fibrin. HE, hematoxylin eosin stain (from Sato et al. [4] with permission).