embolic stroke


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embolic stroke

Neurology A stroke caused by an embolus. See Transient ischemic attack, Stroke.
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Embolic strokes do recur unless the source of the embolus is treated.
The RE-SPECT ESUS study (Randomized Evaluation in Secondary stroke PrEvention Comparing the Thrombin inhibitor dabigatran etexilate versus acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source) aims to include 6,000 patients from study sites in Asia, Europe, North and South America.
Recurrent embolic stroke and cocaine-related cardiomyopathy.
Can embolic stroke be diagnosed on the basis of neurologic clinical criteria?
Embolic strokes are caused by a sudden occlusion of an artery as a result of a clot that can originate from the heart (due to atrial fibrillation, a mechanical heart valve, or endocarditis) or from dislodgment of a thrombotic plaque.
Since embolic strokes originate from LAA, these devices offer an alternative to pharmacological drug therapy using drugs such as Warfarin or Dabigatra According to the report, the Global Heart Defect Closure Devices market is driven by several factors, of which an increase in the incidence of CHDs among the pediatric population worldwide is one of the major drivers.
Thrombotic strokes are more common than embolic strokes.
Embolic strokes are caused when occlusive material (eg, blood clots or atheromatous debris) forms outside the brain, detaches and flows through the cerebral circulation until it lodges in and blocks a cerebral artery.
AF is responsible for 45% of embolic strokes (the most common kind, caused by blood clots).
4] Most of these embolic strokes are preventable if adequate anticoagulation is utilized, yet 40% of patients at high risk for stroke are not being anticoagulated, even though they should be.
sponsored Trial Announces Promising Results of a Stroke Drug Study in Patients Subjected to Embolic Strokes at the International Stroke Conference, February 2, 2012