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The blocking of a blood vessel by a blood clot dislodged from its site of origin.

throm′bo·em·bol′ic (-ĕm-bŏl′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol the obstruction of a blood vessel by a thrombus that has become detached from its original site
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(ˌθrɒm boʊˈɛm bəˌlɪz əm)

the blockage of a blood vessel by a thrombus carried through the bloodstream.
throm`bo•em•bol′ic (-ɛmˈbɒl ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.thromboembolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus that has broken away from a thrombus
occlusion - closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
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n (pl -li) tromboembolia
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VTE venous thromboembolism. COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
PE and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), as two different forms of venous thromboembolism (VTE) on patients, cannot be separated apart in the management.
The report forecasts the Venous Thromboembolism market containing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.89% across the seven chief markets of US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and Japan.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are together referred to as venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Venous thromboembolism may affect 1 in 1000 individuals per year (1), carries a 1-month fatality rate of 3% for deep venous thrombosis and of 31% for pulmonary embolism (2), and has traditionally been considered a time-limited acute disease treated with 3-12 months of anticoagulant medication (3).
"Analysis of data reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System revealed disproportionate reporting of venous thromboembolism," noted Dr.
Incidences of thromboembolism in women taking estrogen support the fact that there exists an increased risk of thromboembolism in such women1.
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A study published in Circulation affirmed that regular intake of low-dose aspirin may help reduce the incidence of recurrent venous blood clots referred to as venous thromboembolism, as well as the risk of cardiovascular events.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including the combined disease processes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) (Cox, Warrell, Firth, STAT!Ref, & Teton Data Systems, 2010), is a significant health care problem contributing to increased mortality, morbidity (Streiff et al., 2014), and resource expenditure (Pendergraft et al., 2013).
A new study indicates a simple urine test can indicate the presence of venous thromboembolism, a blood clot that has broken free from its point of origin and which travels through the bloodstream, eventually lodging in a vein.