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Definition of Embolic Stroke - About.com
Nov 1, 2007 ... ... or a cholesterol plaque wanders into the brain and becomes trapped inside an artery. Other, less frequent causes of embolic strokes include:.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Blood Clots and Thrombus - Signs and Symptoms - Surgery
May 28, 2014 ... Embolic strokes, for example, are the most common type of stroke, and are often caused by blot clots traveling to the brain and starving a ...
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
Sep 15, 2008 ... ... 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.
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