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Research Reveals Impact of Cholesterol Crystals in Heart Attacks

At Michigan State University’s Department of Medicine, Chief Cardiologist Dr. George Abela has made life-changing discoveries in understanding the role of cholesterol crystals in heart attacks. His use of unique fixation techniques and scanning electron microscopy have aided his research, revealing that the crystals form from fat, calcium, and other substances that expand in volume when going from a liquid to a solid state.