Fast Five Quiz: Blood Clots

Zab Mosenifar, MD

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March 11, 2020

A blood clot refers to blood that is no longer in liquid form but is in a gel-like or semisolid state. Although blood clots may dissolve on their own, they represent a potentially life-threatening circumstance. Pulmonary embolism (PE) refers to when a blood clot (thrombus) becomes lodged in an artery in the lung and blocks blood flow to the lung. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a condition in which a blood clot is embedded in a major vein in the arm, pelvis, thighs, or lower legs. The term venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses these two interrelated conditions.

An estimated 10 million cases of VTE occur annually, with as many as 100,000 Americans dying from DVT and PE each year. Are you familiar with key aspects of these blood clots, as well as recommendations for best practices in diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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