Nash, Irwin School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Vidone, Romeo A. Department of Pathology, Hospital of St. Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut.
Last reviewed:January 2021
- Thrombus formation
- Location of thrombi
- Fate of thrombi
- Prevention and treatment
- Related Primary Literature
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The process of forming a thrombus, which is a solid mass or plug in the living heart or vessels composed of the constituents of the blood. Thrombosis usually occurs in a diseased blood vessel, as a result of arteriosclerosis. The consequences of thrombosis include local obstruction causing both tissue death and hemorrhage. Thrombosis is a significant factor in the death of an individual affected by arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, malignancy, and infection. See also: Hemorrhage; Infarction
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