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These clots, called venous thromboembolisms, include blockages known as DVTs (deep vein thrombosis), which typically start in the legs and can travel to the lungs, raising a person's odds for stroke.
The blood clot may start in an arm or leg, known as deep venous thrombosis, and detach and travel to the lungs, which can be deadly.
His laboratory work has had major implications for scientific understanding of thrombosis — the coagulation or clotting of the blood in a part of the circulatory system.
Beatrice was suffering from deep vein thrombosis, a condition that occurs when blood flowing through veins in the calf and thigh unexpectedly clots and obstructs the flow of blood to the rest of the body.
A private autopsy conducted for Holland’s family went further, linking the embolism to deep vein thrombosis, the likely result of a blood clot in the leg caused by long immobility.
That, in turn, can promote the formation of pulmonary embolisms (lung blood clots like Bilo’s) or deep vein thrombosis (leg clots).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new oral blood-thinner made by Portola Pharmaceuticals to prevent deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms in acutely ill patients who are not undergoing surgery.
Roughly 200,000 patients in the United States develop deep vein thrombosis each year and about 40,000 of these patients die of pulmonary embolism, caused when a blood clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, blocking blood flow, the company said.
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