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What causes cerebral infarction?

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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In brief: Cerebral infarct

Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain.
This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease.

In brief: Cerebral infarct

Cerebral infarction, or stroke, occurs due to suddenly decreased blood supply to part of the brain.
This is common when a piece of arterial debris or a blood clot lodges in a small artery. The risk factors for stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and arterial disease.
Dr. Olav Jaren
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Also there are Venous infarcts that occur when metabolic waste products cannot exit the brain tissue due to a back up on the venous side of things. (less common) Dr. jaren would have probably mentioned this if space allowed.
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