A sudden interruption in arterial blood flow to an organ or body extremity. The blockage is caused by a blood clot or foreign object.

A thrombus (Greek θρόμβος), or blood clot, is the final product of the blood coagulation step in hemostasis. It is achieved via the aggregation of platelets that form a platelet plug, and the activation of the humoral coagulation system (i.e. clotting factors). ...

Arterial embolism as related to Blood Clot