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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.
Swelling that does not go down after a few hours after the flight and the resumption of normal activity may be due to something more serious, such as a blood clot (also known as deep vein thrombosis).
That, in turn, can promote the formation of pulmonary embolisms (lung blood clots like Bilo’s) or deep vein thrombosis (leg clots).
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.
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.
This type of clot, known as coronary thrombosis, is the usual cause of myocardial infarction (heart attack).
Hours spent in cramped seating — especially in the dehydrating atmosphere of a plane cabin — can lead to the formation of dangerous blood clots in some people, a condition known as deep vein thrombosis, the consumer advocates say.
Funds raised will support the Alliance’s mission of raising awareness and financial support to prevent, diagnose and treat thrombosis and thrombophilia through research, education and advocacy.
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Origin and Etymology of thrombosis
First Known Use: 1857See Words from the same year
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Definition of thrombosis for English Language Learners
medical : a serious condition caused when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood in a blood vessel
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