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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a condition in which a blood clot obstructs a blood vessel?

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Dr. Jerry Fioramonti
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In brief: Several conditions

A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery.
This can result in death a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack.

In brief: Several conditions

A blood clot that blocks a deep vein in your body is called a deep venous thrombosis and depending on where it occurs can put you at risk for a pulmonary embolus which is a blood clot that blocks a pulmonary artery.
This can result in death a blood clot that blocks an artery in your brain causes a thrombotic stroke a blood clot that blocks an artery in the heart causes a heart attack.
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