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Cardiac and vascular disorders: Blood clot

Learn about blood clot and embolus formation, including how they form and health risks associated with them.

Cardiac and vascular disorders: Blood clot

Review Date: 5/13/2014

Reviewed By: Michael A. Chen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical School, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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