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Blood Clot (Thrombosis)

What is Thrombosis?
Thrombosis is the presence of a blood clot within an artery or vein. This clot has the potential to partially or completely block the flow of blood to an area of the body. Depending upon the area of blockage, a clot can result in a variety of debilitating or fatal conditions, including stroke and heart attack.

How does a blood clot occur?
When the flow of blood slows down, usually due to inactivity, illness, or injury, the blood may collect in a small pool, creating the clot. Often, people experiencing clots do now show any symptoms.

What are the treatment options for a Blood Clot?
To treat a thrombosis, your physician may prescribe medications or perform procedures to remove the clot.

For a referral to a St. Joseph's cardiologist call 979.821.7589.

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