Cardioembolic stroke: An update on etiology, diagnosis and management.
Stroke and ischemic heart diseases are among the most common causes of death and disability throughout the world. Even more worrisome is the suggestion that stroke rates may further increase in certain developing nations. The purpose of this article is to review the particular subtype of stroke known as cardioembolic stroke. A cardioembolic stroke occurs when the heart pumps unwanted materials into the brain circulation, resulting in the occlusion of a brain blood vessel and damage to the brain tissue. The etiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis and management of cardioembolic stroke are reviewed.
Published In/Presented At
Leary, M. C., & Caplan, L. R. (2008). Cardioembolic stroke: An update on etiology, diagnosis and management. Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, 11(Suppl 1), S52–S63.
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine