Alyson you gave me this idea.  DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis.  PE stands for pulmonary embolism.  Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot.  A blood clot is a thrombus.  An embolism occurs when that blood clot dislodges and moves to another part of the body.  When there is a blood clot somewhere, there might be a stroke in the future.  When I was working as a PT, I had this paper at my desk stating the risk of a DVT or PE.  Now, I had a blood clot somewhere in my body and had no symptoms whatsoever.  I didn’t have any of these risk factors either.  Like I’ve said before, sometimes s*** just happens.  But there are signs.

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  1. Just for clarification, a deep vein thrombosis can’t cause a stroke. Deep vein thrombosis belongs to the venous system, which returns blood to the lungs. A DVT clot that moves will go to the lungs where it will lodge and become a PE.

    Strokes and heart disease are caused by arterial thrombosis.

    Different systems.

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