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Obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged from another site in the circulation.[mass noun] ‘any condition that may predispose to thromboembolism’[count noun] ‘he developed myocarditis, which caused a thromboembolism’
- ‘Venous thromboembolism is an uncommon occurrence in pregnancy but can be fatal in some cases.’
- ‘Venous thromboembolisms kill more than 25,000 people in the UK every year according to a report released by the Commons Health Committee earlier this month.’
- ‘Patients with cancer who develop a thromboembolism should be treated in a similar manner to patients without cancer.’
- ‘Systemic thromboembolism is a common complication of cardiac mural thrombosis.’
- ‘Pulmonary thromboembolism is a common complication in nephrotic patients.’
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