A 29-year-old member asked:
How does a blood clot break?
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Vascular Surgery 36 years experience
Blood flow breaks it: Blood flow breaks up the clot and takes to different part of the body which is called embolus. If it happens in lung it's called pulmonary embolism.
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Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously.
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Last updated Sep 23, 2018
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