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How can a (brain) blood clot be caused?

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
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In brief: Cerebral thrombosis.

Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke.
Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart , especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot.

In brief: Cerebral thrombosis.

Blood clots in the brain obstruct vessels and cause stroke.
Blood clots can develop at a local regional vessel in the head or they can come from a distant vessel, commonly the carotid, or from the heart , especially when the heart beats irregularly. The most common mechanism for a clot developing is rupture of a atherotic plaque on the blood vessel which stimulates the blood to clot.
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