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Embolectomy vs thrombectomy

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Blood clot removal: Emboli and thrombi are blood clots, an embolus is one that has traveled and lodged an a vessel and a thrombus is a blood clot that has formed in a ves... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fertel
Vascular Surgery 35 years experience
Removal of a clot: an embolus is something (usually clot) that originates somewhere else and gets lodged in a distant artery.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lowell Kabnick
Vascular Surgery 45 years experience
Removal of a clot: Removal of a thrombus ( clot) which has traveled from one location to another. An example of embolectomy would be removal of a leg artery thrombus tha... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tannenbaum
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Blood clots: Following removal or dissolving a blood clot there is a high risk of new clots forming. Usually this is due to the underlying cause of the original cl... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Same as original.: For the same reason they formed prior to removal of the clot. A thrombectomy is just a removal of clot. If the underlying disorder that caused the c... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter H'doubler
Vascular Surgery 40 years experience
Some Possibilities: Some possible causes are: unrecognized and thus untreated arterial blockage that results in: *poor arterial inflow into artery that is thrombosed... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Same as original.: For the same reason they formed prior to removal of the clot. A thrombectomy is just a removal of clot. If the underlying disorder that caused the c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Vascular Surgery 38 years experience
Where are clots?: Either 1) disease in the blood vessel, 2) a clotting disorder or 3) clot in the heart or other location which is traveling and lodging at site of thro... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Removal of clot: Thrombectomy is the process of removing occluding material from blood vessels. It is usually clot but foreign bodies and plaque can block vessels as w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cuff
Vascular Surgery 24 years experience
Incision and balloon: It is a procedure to remove thrombus from a blood vessel. A fogarty balloon catheter is inserted into the artery through a small incision, passed beyo... Read More

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