Can blood flow affect formation of blood clots?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Very slow blood flow, such as because of inactivity, can make you more likely to form blood clots. Watch this animation to see how slower blood flow affects the formation of blood clots.

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