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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 52-63

Cardioembolic stroke: An update on etiology, diagnosis and management


Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, Palmer 127, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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Louis R Caplan
Division of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, Palmer 127, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02215
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Stroke and ischemic heart diseases are among the most common causes of death and disability throughout the world. Even more worrisome is the suggestion that stroke rates may further increase in certain developing nations. The purpose of this article is to review the particular subtype of stroke known as cardioembolic stroke. A cardioembolic stroke occurs when the heart pumps unwanted materials into the brain circulation, resulting in the occlusion of a brain blood vessel and damage to the brain tissue. The etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of cardioembolic stroke are reviewed.


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