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Mechanism of Pulmonary Embolism. This stock medical exhibit reveals images of a female exhibiting typical aspects of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Images include the following: 1. Anterior overview of the body showing the path clots take from the lower extremities to the heart and lungs, 2. Detailed enlargement of a thrombus formation and an embolus (blood clot) breaking off, 3. Final image of the thorax showing the passage of clots through the heart to the lungs.