Trombo

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Trombo

El trombo es un coágulo sanguíneo que se forma en un vaso y permanece allí. La embolia es un coágulo que se desplaza desde el sitio donde se formó a otro lugar en el cuerpo. El trombo o embolia puede producirse en un vaso sanguíneo y obstruir el flujo sanguíneo en ese lugar, impidiendo el suministro de oxígeno y flujo sanguíneo a los tejidos circundantes. Esto puede ocasionar un daño, destrucción (infarto) e incluso la muerte o necrosis de los tejidos que se encuentran en esa área.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/01/2010
  • Issam Mikati, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Director, Northwestern Clinic Echocardiography Lab, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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