DVT and pulmonary embolisms

This 3D medical animation shows a blood clot forming in a lower leg vein, creating a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. When the thrombus breaks free of the valve, it is called an embolus, and travels toward the heart and lungs. The animation ends by showing the embolus lodging in the lung tissue form...

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Dr Alastair Buick
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Site Administrator
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Posted almost 6 years ago
I'm not sure the deep veins pulsate like that unless you are contracting your leg muscles... Is that right?
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Marie Burgess
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Posted over 5 years ago
Don't think the animation is showing a pulsating deep vein but rather the flow of blood through "flapping valves" maybe, that makes it appear as pulsating. Good animation anyway.
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Kim O'Hare
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Medical Student - Brighton
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Posted over 4 years ago
Link broken
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