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What is the connection between hypertension and thromboembolism?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
Indirect: Hypertension can result in cardimyopatthy. This i. Turn can lead to intracardiac clot that can subsequently embolize.
Dr. Norman Bein
General Surgery 52 years experience
No relation: Hypertension as a rule affects the arteries not the veins...The venous system is not directly impacted by hypertension...Venous hypertension is a different disease entity.

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