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healthy veins, the blood flows in one direction. The valves of the vein allow
blood flow in the right direction and prevent blood from flowing in the wrong
direction. This keeps blood cells from collecting in the vein and forming a
blood clot (called a thrombus).
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 5, 2016
Current as of:
February 5, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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