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Thrombosis

What is Thrombosis? Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) inside a blood vessel, obstructing the flow of blood through the circulatory system. When a blood vessel is injured, the body uses platelets and fibrin to form a blood clot, because the first step in repairing it (hemostasis) is to prevent loss of blood. If that mechanism causes too much clotting, and the clot breaks free, an embolus is formed. Thromboembolism is both thrombosis and its main complication, which is embolisation . If the blood clot finds its way to the lungs it could give rise to serious complications, termed as pulmonary embolism. Bed-ridden patients (at home or hospital) could develop thrombosis due to lack of movement which causes blood to stagnate in the veins. The class application is prescribed by a physician depending on the severity of the disease.
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