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How does a blood clot break?

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Dr. Vardhan Reddy
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.
Dr. Benjamin Lerner
Vascular Surgery 19 years experience
Spontaneously: A DVT can dislodge and travel to the lungs -- this typically happens spontaneously.

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