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What causes the blood to clot to move toward the heart?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Depends on origin: If a blood clot is in the leg (deep vein thrombosis), it can break loose and move towards the heart via normal venous blood flow. This clot can move through the right side of the heart and become lodged in the lung (pulmonary embolism) a clot in the left side of the heart can break loose, leave the heart via the aorta, and move to the brain causing a stroke.

Answered 11/8/2012

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