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Where does ischemia occur with regards to thrombosis? Upstream and downstream of the clot, or both?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Great question

The immediate effect of ischemia is seen downstream of the vessel, but the process is a complex one.
In fact, once the clot develops it promotes extension of the clot upstream and so the most proper answer to your question can in fact be "both".

In brief: Great question

The immediate effect of ischemia is seen downstream of the vessel, but the process is a complex one.
In fact, once the clot develops it promotes extension of the clot upstream and so the most proper answer to your question can in fact be "both".
Dr. John Garner
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ischemia

Downstream event.

In brief: Ischemia

Downstream event.
Dr. Kenneth Smith
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