Portions of the softened thrombus are liable to become detached and to enter the circulating blood, in which they are carried as emboli.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The arterial emboli are carried toward the capillaries, while venous emboli are carried toward the heart.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
Emboli in the pulmonary arteries were also noted.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford
Emboli, Thrombus Extraction Catheter Cleared by FDA.
The device uses a porous membrane to deflect emboli away from the carotid arteries.
Pulmonary embolism results from the passing of a blood clot, or emboli, through the pulmonary arteries in the heart.