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Definition of Embolic Stroke - About.com
Apr 29, 2014 ... ... or a cholesterol plaque wanders into the brain and becomes trapped inside an artery. Other, less frequent causes of embolic strokes include:.
Facts and Statistics About Stroke - About.com
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Yet, few people are aware of what its symptoms are and what to do if it ever strikes what types of ...
Types of Stroke - About.com
May 12, 2014 ... stroke types · ischemic strokes · embolic strokes. A stroke can affect any part of the ... embolic strokes. By Category. Stroke 101 · Symptoms and ...
Stroke - Heart Disease - About.com
Oct 3, 2010 ... Embolic strokes occur when a blood clot travels from somewhere else in the body , through the vascular system, and lodges in a brain artery.
Quick Tip: What Is an Embolic Stroke? Video
Embolic strokes are a type of ischemic stroke and are characterized by how the blood clot moves. Watch this About.com video to learn more about embolic ...
Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke - Causes & Treatment - About.com
Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia in which the upper chambers of the heart ( the atria) beat erratically. This erratic beating can be extremely fast (in excess of ...
Drugs Used To Prevent Or Treat Blood Clots
May 19, 2014 ... ... thrombus within the heart, most often in association with atrial fibrillation. ( These are called embolic strokes.) Read about how the blood clots.
What Is a Septic Embolus? - Definition - Stroke - About.com
Jun 18, 2014 ... Septic emboli can cause strokes, and usually arise from bacterial infections in the heart valves. Also Known As: septic vegetations. Ads. &ensp.
Lupus Anticoagulant - Definition of Lupus Anticoagulant - Stroke
Jan 29, 2013 ... ... sets off a cascade of molecular events that leads to a state that favors blood clot formation, and in some cases it can lead to embolic strokes.
Stroke - Health Topics A-Z - About.com
May 21, 2009 ... In about 15% of embolic strokes, the blood clots originally form as a result of a rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation. Emboli can originate ...
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