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What is the difference between a thrombus and an embolus ?
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Dr. Thomas Stern
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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