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Clinical Definition A thromboembolism is the occlusion of blood flow in a vessel due to a thrombus. It can occur if a fragment of a thrombus travels through the bloodstream from the original site of formation and lodges in a blood vessel. The thrombus obstructs blood flow in the vessel. Various consequences, such as tissue death


Clinical Definition Cardiology, Emergency medicine, Internal medicine In Our Own Words Thrombosis refers to the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) either in a blood vessel or in one of the heart’s chambers. Often, this clot will develop in a vein deep in the body, called deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Normally these clots occur

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