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In brief: PE/DVT

If a blood clot develops, it can travel to other parts of the body and cause a blockage of major vessels.
In the lungs, this is called a pulmonary embolism. In the legs, its called a deep vein thrombosis. These can be life threatening emergencies.

In brief: PE/DVT

If a blood clot develops, it can travel to other parts of the body and cause a blockage of major vessels.
In the lungs, this is called a pulmonary embolism. In the legs, its called a deep vein thrombosis. These can be life threatening emergencies.
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