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How fast does a DVT in the calf area travel to the heart if broken off or small enough to travel?

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Dr. Ted King
Phlebology
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In brief: Immediate

If a piece of clot breaks off and travels, it can get to the long too quickly to do anything about trying to stop it.

In brief: Immediate

If a piece of clot breaks off and travels, it can get to the long too quickly to do anything about trying to stop it.
Dr. Ted King
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
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In brief: Less than a minute

Circulation time from the leg is very short.
A clot in the legs can go to the lungs in less than a minute. The clot goes up the inferior vena cava to the right heart and through the right ventricle where it lodges in the pulmonary veins of the lung (called a pulmonary embolism).

In brief: Less than a minute

Circulation time from the leg is very short.
A clot in the legs can go to the lungs in less than a minute. The clot goes up the inferior vena cava to the right heart and through the right ventricle where it lodges in the pulmonary veins of the lung (called a pulmonary embolism).
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