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A blood clot that gets stuck in the brain is a stroke, in the heart it's a heart attack, in the lungs it's a pulmonary embolism and in the leg it's a deep vein thrombosis. All of which can kill you.

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If blood clots in the arteries it is likely to travel to a vital organ like the brain or lung or heart and block the flow of blood causing stroke or other organ damage

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Blood clots are life threatening because it can lead to stroke and even death of not caught early. A clot can break off and travel to another part of the body and this can be very dangerous.

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