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If I have a blood clot in my leg, is it possible for a stroke?
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Yes possible
Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism.

In brief: Yes possible
Either you can have hypercoag unable status which means u form clots more than usual or in some patients with a condition called pfo/ patent foramen ovale where right and left heart chambers/ the atriums can connect directly and clots from leg can travel through veins from right to left side of heart and can cause a stroke in a condition called paradoxical embolism.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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In brief: Maybe
Deep venous thrombosis is a clot in a leg vein.
Strokes are causes by a blockage of an artery going to the brain. Usually the two are not related, but a condition making blood clot abnormally (hypercoagulable state) could lead to both problems. Smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, etc also negatively affect the cardiovascular system.

In brief: Maybe
Deep venous thrombosis is a clot in a leg vein.
Strokes are causes by a blockage of an artery going to the brain. Usually the two are not related, but a condition making blood clot abnormally (hypercoagulable state) could lead to both problems. Smoking, obesity, high cholesterol, etc also negatively affect the cardiovascular system.
Dr. Lee Pederson
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Dr. Jason Huffman
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Yes
A blood clot in the leg is typically in a vein and if it dislodges it may go to the heart.
Most of the time it will pass through the heart and go to the lung. This is known as a pulmonary embolus. In some people it may pass through one side of the heart to the other and then go into the arterial blood system, even to the brain where it may cause a stroke.

In brief: Yes
A blood clot in the leg is typically in a vein and if it dislodges it may go to the heart.
Most of the time it will pass through the heart and go to the lung. This is known as a pulmonary embolus. In some people it may pass through one side of the heart to the other and then go into the arterial blood system, even to the brain where it may cause a stroke.
Dr. Jason Huffman
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