As UpToDate has it: In particular, patients with AF of more than 48 hours duration or of unknown duration .. may have atrial thrombi that can embolize. From Wordnik.com. [Sometimes I Hate Being Good] Reference
The latter seems the most likely, and Foreman says they'll have to do target scans with contrast and embolize each one. From Wordnik.com. [TV Fodder] Reference
Distal DVTs rarely embolize but, if untreated, half of patients who present with a proximal DVT will develop a PE, and 2%-3% of them will die as a result. From Wordnik.com. [PLoS Medicine: New Articles] Reference
Many substances, such as air, amniotic fluid during active delivery, fat, talc from illicit drug use, tumor cells, parasite eggs, and vegetations from heart valves, can embolize to the lungs causing sudden death. From Wordnik.com. Reference
I think that there is no need to embolize the gastric artery, although it is a minor surgical procedure, because if we take daily 3 Luqaimat nuts (5 pieces each) at quarter hourly intervals, we can approach a very high level of gastric satiety within few weeks. From Wordnik.com. [American Chronicle] Reference
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