How a Clot Can Become a Pulmonary Embolism

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Description: Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of clot that forms in a major vein of the leg or, less commonly, in the arms, pelvis, or other large veins in the body. This video shows how in some cases, a clot in a vein may detach from its point of origin and travel through the heart to the lungs where it becomes wedged, preventing adequate blood flow. This is called a pulmonary (lung) embolism and can be extremely dangerous. To learn more about DVT and other blood disorders, visit ASH's patient resources webpage

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Posted on : 05/10/11
Added : 5 years ago
Category : Patient Resources

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