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Stroke

Stroke
Strokes due to cardiogenic embolism are caused by emboli (blood clots that that develop in the heart and then break away to travel in the bloodstream). The embolus travels through the blood and becomes lodged in a small artery in the brain.




Review Date: 1/24/2013
Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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