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STROKE-SOURCES OF EMBOLI

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STROKE-SOURCES OF EMBOLI

1. Cardiac source - mural thrombus & platelet aggregates in AF.
2. Atheromas in neck arteries or aortic arch.
3. Rheumatic heart disease.
4. Post-MI.
5. Vegetations on heart valves - prosthetic heart valves, endocarditis.
6. Post-cardiac surgery or catheterization.
7. Fat embolus - long bone fractures.
8. DVT a/w PFO with shunt.
9. Air embolus - decompression sickness.
10. Subclavian artery thrombus - embolizing to the vertebral artery.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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