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cardiogenic emboli

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One in six ischaemic strokes are attributed to cardiogenic embolism. The young and the very old, especially elderly women are most commonly affected. Usually, the embolus is a thrombotic fragment which has broken away within the heart.

Cardiac disorders are a fruitful target for prophylaxis since they may be apparent long before the stroke and many are amenable to anti-thrombotic treatment.

Last reviewed 01/2018

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