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What causes a venous thromboembolism?
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Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
Internal Medicine
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In brief: BLOOD STAGNATION
There are many risk factors for deep venous thrombosis(dvt) or blood clots including but not limited to: immobility, age over 50, some cancers, recent surgery, pregnancy, tobacco abuse, blood clotting disorders.
The blood pools and forms a blood clot which then has a potential to move to the lungs and cause something potentially more damaging called a pulmonary embolism(pe).

In brief: BLOOD STAGNATION
There are many risk factors for deep venous thrombosis(dvt) or blood clots including but not limited to: immobility, age over 50, some cancers, recent surgery, pregnancy, tobacco abuse, blood clotting disorders.
The blood pools and forms a blood clot which then has a potential to move to the lungs and cause something potentially more damaging called a pulmonary embolism(pe).
Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
Dr. CHARLES TALAKKOTTUR
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