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Can a stroke be caused by an irregular heart beat with a low heart rate?

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Dr. Mehdi Qamar
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes, it is possible

Irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation may cause stroke.
As upper chambers of the heart (atria) do not contract effectively and blood tends to clot due to slow flow or stasis in these chambers. With occaissional normal beats or convertion to normal rythm may cause these clots to break loose and block the circulation in the brain. That is why in most cases blood thinners are prescribed.

In brief: Yes, it is possible

Irregular heart beat (atrial fibrillation may cause stroke.
As upper chambers of the heart (atria) do not contract effectively and blood tends to clot due to slow flow or stasis in these chambers. With occaissional normal beats or convertion to normal rythm may cause these clots to break loose and block the circulation in the brain. That is why in most cases blood thinners are prescribed.
Dr. Mehdi Qamar
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Dr. Reza Karimi
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

An irregular heart beast (such as atrial fibrillation) may lead to the development of blood clots within the heart.
These blood clots may eventually travel to the brain and cause a stroke.

In brief: Yes

An irregular heart beast (such as atrial fibrillation) may lead to the development of blood clots within the heart.
These blood clots may eventually travel to the brain and cause a stroke.
Dr. Reza Karimi
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