What Is Embolic Stroke?

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2. What Are Common Causes?

A number of issues can create an emboli. The most common causes are cholesterol plaque or a blood clot. When any of these migrate toward the brain, they can become stuck in an artery and create a blockage.

There are other, less common causes of an embolic stroke. Air in the bloodstream, a leg blood clot, infectious clot or dislodged heart tumor can all cause a stroke. The cause and location of the blockage affects the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options, so it’s essential for a medical professional to determine the cause and location of the blockage.

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