When an arterial wall is injured, white clots form rapidly to prevent blood loss. In addition to hemostasis, under pathophysiological conditions, white clots can occlude atherosclerotic arteries. Such occlusive clots can cause ischemic cardiac arrest in less than an hour[1, 2]. Determining the predominant rate limiting processes governing thrombosis growth rate can guide us in identifying patients at increased risk of atherothrombosis.

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