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What is the common immediate life threatening situation in arterial thrombosis and deep vein thrombosis?

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In brief: Several

Arterial gangrene and sepsis, or stroke and paralysis or in kidney- renal failure or in heart heart attack venous - pulmonary embolism, arrythmia, post phlebitis ulcers and immobility and infection.

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Arterial gangrene and sepsis, or stroke and paralysis or in kidney- renal failure or in heart heart attack venous - pulmonary embolism, arrythmia, post phlebitis ulcers and immobility and infection.
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Dr. James Shoemaker
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In brief: Hypoxia

In arterial thrombosis, a blood clot travels to the point in a narrowing artery where it can travel no further and plugs it up, preventing the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to that area and causing gangrene.
Deep venous thrombosis occurs when clots travel from the big veins in the legs to the lung and plug it up, so air cannot reach the blood. The result of both is the same: low oxygen.

In brief: Hypoxia

In arterial thrombosis, a blood clot travels to the point in a narrowing artery where it can travel no further and plugs it up, preventing the flow of blood, oxygen and nutrients to that area and causing gangrene.
Deep venous thrombosis occurs when clots travel from the big veins in the legs to the lung and plug it up, so air cannot reach the blood. The result of both is the same: low oxygen.
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