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Woud you please discuss the clincal differences between arterial and venous thrombosis?

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Dr. Timothy Wu
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In brief: Depends on extent

In the acute setting arterial thrombosis can result in profound ischemia of the target organ.
For example, acute thrombosis of a leg artery may lead to a leg that dies or a stroke may occur if the carotid artery acutely thromboses. Because veins drain an organ, acute thrombosis usually results in swelling. If bad enough the swelling may result in ischemia as well by causing a backup in flow.

In brief: Depends on extent

In the acute setting arterial thrombosis can result in profound ischemia of the target organ.
For example, acute thrombosis of a leg artery may lead to a leg that dies or a stroke may occur if the carotid artery acutely thromboses. Because veins drain an organ, acute thrombosis usually results in swelling. If bad enough the swelling may result in ischemia as well by causing a backup in flow.
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