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How a Clot Can Become a Pulmonary Embolism

it's called deep vein thrombosis or DVT

DVT occurs in over 400,000 Americans a

year

complications occur when a clot breaks

off and travels through the circulation

system

when it reaches a blood vessel it cannot

flow through a blockage occurs this is

called an embolism ninety percent of the

time it occurs in the lung a pulmonary

embolism is a life-threatening event