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What is the cause of cardiovascular embolus?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Typically bloodclots

Cardiovascular embolism typically would be due to a blood clot that formed in the heart or along the arterial or venous circulation.
Common causes would be atrial fibrillation (abnormal rhythm leading to stagnant blood), a heart attack or cardiomyopathy causing weak heart, or a blood clotting disorder or local injury leading to a venous blood clot in peripheral vein or pelvis. Rarely chol or air.

In brief: Typically bloodclots

Cardiovascular embolism typically would be due to a blood clot that formed in the heart or along the arterial or venous circulation.
Common causes would be atrial fibrillation (abnormal rhythm leading to stagnant blood), a heart attack or cardiomyopathy causing weak heart, or a blood clotting disorder or local injury leading to a venous blood clot in peripheral vein or pelvis. Rarely chol or air.
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