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Is there a connection between the deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Thrombus (clot) within the deep veins of the legs, arms, and pelvis may travel to the pulmonary arteries in the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism.

In brief: Yes

Thrombus (clot) within the deep veins of the legs, arms, and pelvis may travel to the pulmonary arteries in the lungs and cause pulmonary embolism.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

When a person gets a deep venous thrombosis (dvt), part of the thrombus (blood clot) can break off and travel to the lungs.
This is what we call a pulmonary embolism (pe). Although it has been shown that it is possible to form a pe without having a DVT first, it is felt that this is a very uncommon occurrence. Far more commonly, a pe will start out as a DVT in one or both legs.

In brief: Absolutely

When a person gets a deep venous thrombosis (dvt), part of the thrombus (blood clot) can break off and travel to the lungs.
This is what we call a pulmonary embolism (pe). Although it has been shown that it is possible to form a pe without having a DVT first, it is felt that this is a very uncommon occurrence. Far more commonly, a pe will start out as a DVT in one or both legs.
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King
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