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clot

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(physiology)
A semisolid coagulum of blood or lymph.
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Keeping mobile, wearing compression socks and staying hydrated on flights all lessen your chance of a clot.
But the real issue here is the clot may break loose and travel through the body.
Therefore thromboembolism is the formation of a blood clot in the circulatory system (thrombus) that breaks loose and is carried by the bloodstream until it lodges in a blood vessel and blocks it.
An estimated 5 to 8 percent of people inherit the tendency for their blood to clot. However, most clots develop when blood flow slows down (stasis) or a blood vessel wall is injured (endothelial injury).
'If a blood clot breaks free and travels through your veins to your heart and lungs, it can get stuck and prevent blood flow.
"It's crucial that pregnant women understand that blood clots are a real risk during pregnancy, delivery, and for up to three months after delivery," says Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of CDC.
Dr Ayman Al Sibai, interventional radiologist at the Rashid Hospital, said: "Usually, such patients are treated with anticoagulants (blood thinners) and fibrinolytics (clot dissolving drugs).
In a recently published pre-clinical study in The Journal of Neuroradiology, "Experimental Evaluation of the NeVa[TM] Thrombectomy Device a Novel Stent Retriever Conceived to Improve Efficacy of Organized Clot Removal," NeVa showed a high rate of optimal clot integration and effective clot removal.
A All surgeries carry some risks, one of which is the formation of blood clots in the veins.
Approximately 90% of all strokes are caused by blood clots, for which there is no effective and safe treatment.
Some studies also suggest that the progestin hormones drospirenone and desogestrel may also increase the blood's ability to clot. These newer-generation progestins are used in CHCs including Yaz[R], Yasmin[R], and Desogen[R].