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What is the difference between an embolus vs thromboembolism?
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Nomenclature
An embolus can be any substance.
It can be a fat embolus or a cholestrol embolus etc.( an embolus is a material that originates in one part of the body and travels to another and causes a complication such as a cva or pe). A thromboembolus is thrombin based vascilar material that embolizes. .

In brief: Nomenclature
An embolus can be any substance.
It can be a fat embolus or a cholestrol embolus etc.( an embolus is a material that originates in one part of the body and travels to another and causes a complication such as a cva or pe). A thromboembolus is thrombin based vascilar material that embolizes. .
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