the path of a small blood clot entering the tibial vein of the patients right
leg and winding up in his left coronary artery. What is a possible cause of
that? What is the likely result of it? How might the size of the clot affect
how much damage it will do?
The result of it would be cancer and venous drainage from the limb may be so impaired that venous gangrene can develop. There is often an underlying cause for this event, such as an underlying cancer or clotting disorder. It can be a very difficult situation to treat. And the size of the clot is bigger, the more damage it will do.
The logic commonly used is the clots occuring waist-down must not be dangerous or life-threatening but it depends on the type and some are gravely concerning as veins carry the clot to the upper half of the body and pose risks to the well being.
Please let me know if you need any clarification. I'm always happy to answer your questions.
Oct 8th, 2015
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