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Thrombus (Overview)

Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke.


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What is a thrombus?

What is a thrombus?

Blood clot: A thrombus is a blood clot, generally one that forms within a blood vessel or inside the heart. ...Read more

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Thrombus (Overview)

Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke.


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What are major complications of venous thrombus?

What are major complications of venous thrombus?

Pulmonary embolism: A deep vein thrombus can lead to a pulmonary embolus (blood clot in lung). This can be life threatening. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thrombus?

A blood clot: Generally speaking the presence of a platelet and coagulation protein production within the blood vessel space. So a thombus can lead to a serious medical event like a heart attack or stroke. ...Read more

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What factors place a person at risk for thrombus formation?

Genetic and others: There are several inherited factors that, if positive, can increase risk of clotting. There are factors that can be increased due infection or other illness that can increase clotting risk. Older age is also a factor. Decreased mobility is also a risk factor, and this can very predictable after certain surgeries. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between thrombus and embolus ?

Whats the difference between thrombus and embolus ?

Clots: A thrombus is a blood clot. An embolus can be a blood clot but it is referred to any object ( clot, plaque or foreingn object ie coil) that breaks off and is taken down stream in the circulation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

What does it mean when an MCA aneurysm has thrombus?

See below: It means there is a dilatation of the middle cerebral artery and the dilated area has a blood clot associated with it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a thrombus and an embolus ?

What is the difference between a thrombus and an embolus ?

DVT and PE: A thrombus is a blood clot that is attached to a vein and does not move. An embolus is a blood clot that has broken free and moves through the veins in your body. ...Read more

Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more