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need doctor advice. where do emboli from the legs usually become entrapped?

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Dr. Orlando Puente
40 years experience Vascular Surgery
Lungs: Once the clot leaves the legs depending on size will end up in lungs or if big then heart.
Answered on Jun 20, 2013

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