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The device, which looks like a tiny umbrella frame, is used to stop blood clots in the legs traveling to the lungs, causing potentially fatal pulmonary embolism.

Thrombus

A thrombus (Greek θρόμβος), or blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. It is achieved via the aggregation of platelets that form a platelet plug, and the activation of the humoral coagulation system (i.e. clotting factors). A thrombus is normal in cases of injury, but pathologic in instances of thrombosis.

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