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ESUS refers to patients with embolic stroke documented by neuroimaging for which the cause remains unidentified despite thorough investigations attempting to rule out established cardiac and vascular sources.
GGT levels were not significantly different between ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke while GGT levels were statistically higher in embolic stroke compared to atherosclerotic/lacunar stroke.
Rheumatic heart disease with atrial fibrillation was a major etiological cause for embolic stroke in the study.
Interatrial block as a predictor of embolic stroke.
To our knowledge, this is the first description of an embolic stroke resulting from a hemodialysis catheter migrating across the atrial septum into the left atrium.
Embolic stroke means a blood clot forms somewhere in the body (either in the heart or in one of the arteries in the chest or neck that supply the brain) and travels through the bloodstream to your brain.
About 5 months later, the patient suffered an embolic stroke that caused brain damage.
NMT Medical is currently investigating the potential connection between a common heart defect that allows a right to left shunt or flow of blood through a defect like a patent foramen ovale (PFO) and brain attacks such as migraine headaches, embolic stroke and transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).
Although treatment was equivalent for men and women once they were diagnosed, women were much more likely to show symptomatic progression and to die from heart failure or embolic stroke.
Treatment was equivalent for men and women once diagnosed, but women were much more likely to show symptomatic progression and to die from heart failure or embolic stroke.
Therefore, anticoagulation therapy should be carefully considered in the treatment of postoperative AF, with the risks of bleeding balanced [against] the risk of embolic stroke.
In this age group, the benefit of warfarin in reducing embolic stroke is largely offset by the increased incidence of hemorrhagic stroke.