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In embolus strokes, what is the usual source of the embolus?
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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Heart or carotids
Cardiac source or heart in atrial fibrillation or valve disease, carotid artery disease , aortic arch disease, air embolus during catheterization , deep vein thrombosis with pfo.

In brief: Heart or carotids
Cardiac source or heart in atrial fibrillation or valve disease, carotid artery disease , aortic arch disease, air embolus during catheterization , deep vein thrombosis with pfo.
Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah
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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: bloodclot or chol
Strokes are typically caused by blood clot that formed in the heart or along the arterial circulation.
Common causes would be atrial fibrillation (abnormal rhythm leading to stagnant blood), a heart attack or cardiomyopathy causing weak heart and clotting within the heart. Other major source of emboli is atherosclerotic plaques.

In brief: bloodclot or chol
Strokes are typically caused by blood clot that formed in the heart or along the arterial circulation.
Common causes would be atrial fibrillation (abnormal rhythm leading to stagnant blood), a heart attack or cardiomyopathy causing weak heart and clotting within the heart. Other major source of emboli is atherosclerotic plaques.
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
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