Thromboemboli: Definition, Causes & Treatments


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Which of the following terms is used to describe a blood clot that forms in the deep vessels of the legs?

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1. If a blood clot breaks loose and moves into the lungs, what is it called?

2. If a person is diagnosed with venous thromboembolism, what is wrong with them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet is designed to help you understand the causes of thromboemboli and possible treatments. Important topics you will be assessed on include the terms for blood clots in the lungs or in the veins.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, your understanding of the following will be tested:

  • What Venous thromboembolism is
  • How to avoid developing blood clots
  • Medications used to treat blood clots

Skills Practiced

You can also test these skills with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Making connections - understand of how blood clots form
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of thromboembolism
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on characteristics of thromboembolism

Additional Learning

Learn more about thromboembolisms by reviewing the lesson called Thromboemboli: Definition, Causes & Treatments.

This lesson covers these objectives:

  • Identify different types of thromboembolism
  • Learn the causes of thromboembolism
  • Understand how the various treatments for thromboembolism work