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What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?

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Updated May 13, 2014

What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?
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Definition: A stroke which cannot be attributed to any specific cause after an extensive search for the most common causes, such as cardiac and other emboli, large or small artery thrombi or atherosclerosis.
Also Known As: stroke of unknown cause
Definitions of Common Terms Used by Stroke Doctors

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